Lawyer Seeks ‘Fair and Reasonable Sum’ After His Client Gets Notorious Number
Posted Jun 8, 2012 10:30 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A Florida lawyer is asking T-Mobile to pay a “fair and reasonable sum” for giving his client George Zimmerman’s old phone number.
Orlando lawyer Robert Trimble locked the phone in his safe after his client, Junior Alexander Guy, received harassing and threatening phone calls, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Guy says his phone rang at all hours of the night. Callers called him a murderer and said he deserved to die.
Zimmerman has been charged in the death of Trayvon Martin. The number was public knowledge because Zimmerman spelled it out to a police dispatcher in a recorded phone call released to news organizations.
A lawyer for T-Mobile said the company has refused Trimble’s request for compensation. The company changed the number, however, and waived the early termination fee.
Guy has had his own brushes with the law. According to the story, he was released from prison last year after serving 19 years for cocaine trafficking.
Hat tip to Pat’s Papers.