Sportscaster Warner Wolf Arrested for Allegedly Removing a Sign with Racist Connotations

Elias Hubbard
February 10, 2019

The sportscaster is facing a felony charge after police say he damaged a sign outside his Florida community because it included the word "Plantation", which he considers racist.

The 81-year-old Wolf found the word "plantation" offensive and made a decision to remove it himself, according to TMZ. He turned himself in to police Thursday and charged with criminal mischief.

Wolf had been a "vocal critic of the name "Plantation" at board meetings", the report states, and had advocated for the word to be taken off the sign.

Sportscasting legend Warner Wolf has been arrested in Naples, Florida after allegedly removing the word "Plantation" off a sign that marked the entrance to his gated community.

Warner Wolf turned himself in and was arrested Thursday for removing the letters of the word "plantation" from the "Classics Plantation Estates" on November 30. "The individual letters spelling "Plantation" appeared to have been intentionally broken off of both sides of the sign".

Police were called to the gated community on December 15 after residents complained about the vandalized sign, the Miami Herald reported.

After interviewing witnesses and analyzing the surveillance footage, a warrant was issued for Wolf's arrest.

About two weeks after the letters were removed, a man returned them to a security guard at the community's vehicle gate.

Wolf was released from jail after posting a $5,000 bond.

Wolf was a regular on Don Imus's radio show as recently as 2016.

However, he is most famous for his years at the helm of ABC's Monday Night Baseball telecasts, and for hosting football and Olympic coverage.

He is also the author of the books Let's Go to the Videotape, named after his infamous phrase, and Give Me a Break.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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