The former neighborhood watch leader recently cleared of charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin was pulled over for speeding in north Texas on Sunday, reports TMZ and the CBS affiliate in Dallas/Forth Worth.
And he apparently had a gun - a legal firearm - on him when he was stopped, a fact he shared with the officer who pulled him over on Highway 80 east of Dallas.
The dashcam video shows the officer asking Zimmerman, "where you headed?"
Zimmerman, driving a Honda truck, responds, "Nowhere in particular," then asks the officer if he noticed the name on the driver's license.
"What a coincidence," the officer responds, apparently not recognizing Zimmerman by sight.
(What? Did this happen in Texas or on the moon?)
On Wednesday, a member of Zimmerman's defense team told ABC News that Zimmerman is on a road trip and told his team that he would be spending time away. Lawyer Mark O'Mara asked "that people respect his privacy."
His brother Robert Zimmerman tweeted that the traffic stop was just about "heavy foot ... nothing more."
Zimmerman must have appeared nervous during the stop, because at one point the officer tells him, "Calm down, man. You're good, you're good."
Before the officer walks back to his car to make a routine check for outstanding warrants, he tells Zimmerman to shut the glove compartment and "don't play with your firearm." He eventually lets him go with just a warning.