407-435-2400. That’s the number that Orlando-native Junior Guy was given by T-Mobile, and it’s been the bane of his existence ever since he activated his cell phone. Guy had the misfortune of being given the old number of George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., back in February. It turns out that when Zimmerman’s 911 tape was released, so was his number. As soon Guy turned the phone on, the death threats began.
The 49-year-old Guy received the phone, his first, on May 7. Between the 7th and the 16th, he says he fielded about 70 threatening calls to the tune of “You murderer!” and “You deserve to die.” Guy handed the phone over to an attorney and asked for compensation from T-Mobile, but they refused, saying he was given a new number and a credit towards his bill. That’s one hell of a service provider, for you.
However, T-Mobile was wise enough to dead Zimmerman’s old number so nobody else was erroneously harassed with death threats.
[via The Huffington Post]