Sportscaster Warner Wolf arrested for vandalizing sign in Naples

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Photo courtesy of Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

One man known for his famous voice faces charges after defacing a community sign. The signage is missing letters. It used to say Classics Plantation Estates, but a man is accused of ripping the word plantation off the sign back in November 2018.

Former sportscaster Warner Wolf turned himself in to Collier County Sheriff’s Office for vandalizing the community sign in Naples Friday.

“It’s going to be a big deal now for everybody,” neighbor Anthony Julian said.

Photo courtesy of Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the arrest report, Wolf hopped into the neighborhood’s fountain used a tool to take from the community’s sign. It also said Warner found the word offensive because of its historic context.

“There’s too many words that people are taking offense of,” Julian said. “It’s ridiculous. It really is. I mean where’s the freedom of speech anymore?”

According to the report, a neighbor saw Warner in the fountain doing something to the sign last November.

A couple weeks later, surveillance video showed Wolf handing broken letters to the security guard.

A few months later, Wolf turned himself in to police.

“I don’t think it has any bearing in reference to today’s age and what it is,” neighbor Daniel Casper said. “What he did was vandalism because you don’t like something he did vandalism, so that’s why we think it was wrong.”

Wolf is out on bond tonight.

He is facing a felony charge of criminal mischief. It’ll take over $1,000 to fix the sign. WINK news asked management about next steps, but they did not comment in time for the published story.


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