Sportscaster charged with felony for defacing 'racist' sign

Sportscaster Warner Wolf charged for ripping the word "plantation" off the sign outside his gated community in Florida.

Marcy Oster, JTA,

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Longtime sportscaster Warner Wolf was charged with a felony for ripping the letters off of a sign outside of his gated community in Naples, Florida because he considers them racist.

Wolf turned himself in to Collier County sheriff’s office on Thursday, and was charged with criminal mischief over $1,000. He was released on $5,000 bond, according to reports.

The name of the gated community where Wolf lives is Classics Plantation Estates. Wolf, who is Jewish, considers the word racist and has complained about the name at board meetings.

Wolf was seen removing the letters of the word Plantation from the sign on a surveillance video on Nov. 30, 2018. Two weeks later he gave the pieces of the words to a guard at the gate of the community and told him to give them to the property manager.

Wolf was known for his signature phrase “Let’s go to the videotape.” He was a local news sports anchor in Washington, D.C. and New York City, and announced Monday Night Baseball and the Olympics for ABC. Wolf played himself announcing the penultimate boxing match in the film “Rocky IV. “


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