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The McClains Have Been Getting Attention After Spike Lee Tweet

9:37 AM, Mar 29, 2012   |    comments
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A dangerous case of mistaken identity mixed an innocent couple with the shooter in the Trayvon Martin case.

Elaine and David McClain said their address went viral, when, according to reports, Spike Lee allegedly retweeted a message that distributed George Zimmerman's address.

Police had blacked out Zimmerman's home address on the initial police report, and Local 6 is not disclosing where the McClain's live.

The couple said a letter came in the mail on Monday addressed to George Zimmerman. On the back, "Taste the rainbow," was written, a reference to Skittles. Trayvon Martin was shot and killed after buying Skittles and iced tea. Zimmerman, a 28-year-old neighborhood watch leader, said the shooting was in self-defense.

Sanford police arrived at the home to speak with the McClain's Tuesday evening. The McClains said police promised to patrol the neighborhood as a result of the mistaken address tweeted to thousands of people.

Lee has nearly 250,000 Twitter followers. Local 6 reached out to Lee's representatives, but have not heard back. The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Lee's representatives said he was unavailable for comment.

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