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kunilou 02-10-2019 12:31 PM

Sportscaster Warner Wolf Arrested
 
Story here.

Not sure if this is the proper forum, but I figured more people here would be familiar with the name.

Mr. Wolf, who is now 81 years old, was arrested and charged with felony criminal mischief for removing the word "plantation" from the sign outside his gated community (Classics Plantation Estates) in Naples, FL because he considered the word racist. He then handed the letters to a security guard, telling him to pass them along to the property manager. The sheriff's office said Wolf has a long history of complaints about the name. He was released after posting bond.

Little Nemo 02-10-2019 12:39 PM

From a legal standpoint, what he did was clearly criminal vandalism.

But he'll probably succeed in getting the name changed by having drawn public attention to it.

nightshadea 02-10-2019 12:41 PM

if you pioked outdated racist names over wolf YOU LOST !


He was one of the better things about the old Imus show …….

It's Not Rocket Surgery! 02-10-2019 12:44 PM

Will prosecutors go to the videotape?

Snowboarder Bo 02-10-2019 04:47 PM

I guess it's a good thing he lives in Naples and not at the other end of I-75 where I grew up. That'd be waaaaaay too many signs for him to deal with all of them himself.

Ike Witt 02-11-2019 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snowboarder Bo (Post 21481247)
I guess it's a good thing he lives in Naples and not at the other end of I-75 where I grew up.

I like how a city named Plantation brings up colour in the town motto.

DCnDC 02-11-2019 11:14 AM

Was it not named that when he moved in?

Barkis is Willin' 02-11-2019 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DCnDC (Post 21482397)
Was it not named that when he moved in?

I have no clue what the real answer is in Mr. Wolf's case, but it's possible he was in contract to build the home before the community was named. I went through this with a home build where there was no street name at contract time and the street ended up getting a fucking awful name. Not racist or anything, just very stupid.

needscoffee 02-11-2019 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DCnDC (Post 21482397)
Was it not named that when he moved in?

Lots of word meanings change over time.

DCnDC 02-11-2019 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by needscoffee (Post 21482676)
Lots of word meanings change over time.

They sure do. Did the meaning of "plantation" change in the last few decades?

Jackknifed Juggernaut 02-11-2019 02:55 PM

I used to call into his radio show on ESPN Radio in NY every Saturday morning. I knew the call screener back then, so he'd get me on whenever I wanted. Warner was already starting to lose a little bit, and this was probably 10 years ago. I suspect there is some age-related aspect to his recent actions.

thelurkinghorror 02-12-2019 02:40 AM

I have no strong opinion about his actions or the appropriateness of the name, but I support messing with HOAs for sure.

Asuka 02-12-2019 03:41 AM

I heard he was last seen angrily yelling outside a Soup Plantation restaurant

kunilou 02-12-2019 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Asuka (Post 21483725)
I heard he was last seen angrily yelling outside a Soup Plantation restaurant

In fairness, a lot of old people yell angrily at restaurants, particularly between 4-6 p.m.


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