Sports­caster Wolf is ar­rested in Florida

Albuquerque Journal - - COLLEGE BASKETBALL -

NAPLES, Fla. — Sports­caster Warner Wolf 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.

Col­lier County records show the 81-year-old Wolf sur­ren­dered Thurs­day on a felony crim­i­nal mis­chief charge and was re­leased.

The sher­iff’s of­fice says Wolf long com­plained about his com­mu­nity’s name, Clas­sics Plan­ta­tion Es­tates.

Deputies say sur­veil­lance video shows Wolf re­mov­ing the let­ters Nov. 30. They say he gave the let­ters to a se­cu­rity guard, telling him to pass them to the prop­erty man­ager. Da­m­age is es­ti­mated at $1,100.

Wolf de­clined com­ment Satur­day and his at­tor­ney didn’t im­me­di­ately re­turn a call. Wolf an­nounced base­ball, foot­ball and the Olympics for ABC in the 1970s.

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