3. Zimmerman was “never more than 100 feet from his car.”
Zimmerman told Hannity that after losing sight of Martin, and during the 1-minute gap on the dispatch call tape, he began walking to a place where he could meet the police who were on their way to Retreat View Circle. Zimmerman told the police dispatcher his car was parked not far the community clubhouse, which was on the opposite side of the houses where the confrontation with Martin took place.
Here’s what he told Hannity:
HANNITY: What did you do from that moment forward? Because this is where we get into this minute gap in this case, you know, and what did you do from that minute forward when the dispatch said “we don’t need you to follow him?” What did you do next?
ZIMMERMAN: I walked across the sidewalk on to my street, Retreat View Circle, where I thought I would meet a police officer that I had called.
HANNITY: So you did not continue to follow him at that point?
ZIMMERMAN: No, sir. No, sir.
Zimmerman told Hannity that Martin surprised him less than 30 seconds after he began walking to where he could meet the police:
HANNITY: How long was it, George, after that, that you saw Trayvon again? Because you said you stopped, that you did not continue pursuing him. When did you next see Trayvon Martin?
ZIMMERMAN: Less than 30 seconds.
HANNITY: OK. Where were you? Where exactly were you at that point, and how far away were you from your car at that moment?
ZIMMERMAN: I’d guess about 100 feet or more.
HANNITY: So you never went further than how far approximately from your car?
ZIMMERMAN: I would estimate it to be approximately 100 feet.
HANNITY: So you never went further than that from the car?
ZIMMERMAN: No, sir.
HANNITY: OK. And so at that point, Trayvon is — all of a sudden you turned around and there he was?
ZIMMERMAN: Yes, sir.
Zimmerman did not explain how, if he was not following Martin, he wound up confronting Martin around the back side of the townhomes, rather than in front, where his car was parked. Below is a map of the Retreat at Twin Lakes, showing where Zimmerman’s car was parked, and approximately where Marin fell (Source: Miami Herald)