Gregory McMichael would tell investigators Arbery resembled a man behind what he described as a string of neighborhood break-ins.
In truth, only one burglary in Satilla Shores had been reported to the Glynn County Police Department in the more than seven weeks before Arbery’s killing: On New Year’s Day, Travis McMichael’s 9mm pistol was stolen from his unlocked truck outside his family’s home.
Arbery’s family and their lawyer said only the February 23 video showed him entering the house shortly before he was killed.
When asked about the other videos, S. Lee Merritt, attorney for the Arbery family, said he wasn’t going to continue asking the family about people in surveillance videos.
In the video, as the men grapple with the shotgun, Arbery appears to throw a punch at Travis McMichael’s head.