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With the media trial of George Zimmerman igniting social networking sites, Spike Lee decided that he gotta' have in. The director, whose name hasn't made headlines since last year's major dust-up with Clint Eastwood, tweeted the home address of the Neighborhood Watch volunteer.

One problem: the location of the joint that Lee forwarded to his 240,000 followers belongs to an elderly married couple who have no connection whatsoever to the man who killed Trayvon Martin.

What with the mob mentality and media circus surrounding the shooting, the couple now fears for their safety.

According to The Smoking Gun, Lee received the erroneous tweet along with numerous other celebrities (Will Smith, 50 Cent, and LeBron James) last Friday afternoon. The original sender, Marcus Davonne Higgins, a 33-year-old Los Angeles man who uses the online handle “maccapone,” included the direction, “EVERYBODY REPOST THIS.”

The shooter's name is George Michael Zimmerman, yet Higgins has repeatedly identified him as “George W. Zimmerman.” TSG explains Higgins' screw-up: "Besides overlooking the different middle initial, perhaps that answer is connected to an old voter record for a 'William George Zimmerman' at the Edgewater Circle property. That registration, which dates back to 1995, is for a 41-year-old man. The Zimmerman who shot Martin is 28."

William George Zimmerman's parents, David and Elaine McClaine, currently occupy the Edgewater Circle residence located 4 miles from George Michael Zimmerman's home.

When told about Lee's specious tweet, Ms. McClain remarked, “Maybe we should get a lawyer and send a cease and desist letter to Spike Lee.”

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Outrageous March 28, 2012 @ 11:11 a.m.

Why do you use the word "bamboozled" here, instead of the correct word which is "terrorized", and terrorized out of their home by a lynch mob. Why are you trying to downplay the outrageous actions of has-been criminal trash like Shelton "spike" Lee?

If anyone has this scumbag Shelton "spike" Lee's name and address, please post it. This baboon needs to be taught a lesson. When feral baboons like Spike Lee start fomenting violence against innocent White people, he needs to be handled just like the feral violent criminal baboon formerly named trayvon martin.

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Scott Marks March 28, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m.

Baboon? Really? How alarmingly insensitive. I won't dignify your ignorance with an answer.

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denfrank March 29, 2012 @ 7:33 a.m.

You DO NOT want to get Scott Marks started on Spike Lee. OK, I'll say it: "Do The Right Thing"

Discuss.

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Scott Marks March 29, 2012 @ 4:33 p.m.

While I admire the anger in DTRT, it's misplaced. Mookie would no sooner throw a garbage can through a window than Sal would subscribe to "Muhammad Speaks." I've softened a bit. "Bamboozled" was the one that eventually earned points and won me over. Sadly, it appears the only way that Spike can keep his name in the public eye is by picking fights with his betters or through erroneous tweets. It's a lot harder to produce art.

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Colonna March 29, 2012 @ 8:22 p.m.

Spike also keeps his name/face in the public eye by being a sideline yahoo for the New York Knicks. You never saw Hitchcock wearing a rugby shirt at a rugby match, did you?

Dennis - love the Ray Rayner/Chelveston avatar! Bye Bye Byeee!

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