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Old 02-10-2019, 12:31 PM
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Sportscaster Warner Wolf Arrested


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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.
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:39 PM
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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.
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:41 PM
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if you pioked outdated racist names over wolf YOU LOST !


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

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Old 02-10-2019, 12:44 PM
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Will prosecutors go to the videotape?
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:47 PM
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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.

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Old 02-11-2019, 10:48 AM
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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.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:14 AM
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Was it not named that when he moved in?
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:24 PM
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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.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:39 PM
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Was it not named that when he moved in?
Lots of word meanings change over time.
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Lots of word meanings change over time.
They sure do. Did the meaning of "plantation" change in the last few decades?
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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.
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I have no strong opinion about his actions or the appropriateness of the name, but I support messing with HOAs for sure.
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I heard he was last seen angrily yelling outside a Soup Plantation restaurant
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:34 AM
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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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