A Florida highway patrolman pulled George Zimmerman over on August 19 because the window tint on his car was too dark, according to police records obtained Thursday by HLN.
The latest revelation brings the number of known times the former neighborhood watch captain has been stopped by law enforcement since he was acquitted of second-degree murder to three. He was also stopped in July, the same month his trial ended, and in early September.
In the August incident, Zimmerman ran afoul of Florida's law regarding window tint. The state sets the legal limit on maximum opacity for window tint at 28%, which refers to the amount of light that must be able to penetrate the tint. Zimmerman's tint was around 8%, which allows for less light penetration, and is therefore illegal.
According to police records, Zimmerman told the state trooper he had his vehicle's windows tinted because he had received death threats.
Zimmerman didn't get a ticket, but the trooper did give Zimmerman a faulty equipment notice, which is a courtesy warning.
"The equipment noted has been determined to be defective or not working. Please have the equipment corrected promptly to comply with the traffic laws of Florida," reads the traffic warning given to Zimmerman. "This warning is provided as a courtesy and will not affect your driving record."
Zimmerman was acquitted on July 13 in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
On July 28, Zimmerman was pulled over and received a verbal warning for driving too fast in Forney, Texas. He also told the officer that he had a gun in his glove compartment.
During a separate incident in Florida on September 3, Zimmerman received a $256 ticket for going 60 mph in a 45 mph zone, according to Officer Zach Hudson, a spokesman for the Lake Mary Police Department.
Zimmerman has also been back in the spotlight recently because of a domestic dispute with his estranged wife on September 9.