Sportscaster Warner Wolf

Arrested For Defacing ‘Plantation’ Sign

‘Let’s Go to the Videotape!’

2/8/2019 9:59 AM PST


Sports broadcasting legend Warner Wolf — who coined the phrase, “Let’s go to the videotape” — was arrested in Florida after officials say he ripped the word, “Plantation,” off a sign at a private community.

Long story short … Wolf lives in a gated community called “Classics Plantation Estates” in Naples, Florida (about 60 miles from Miami) … but he thinks the word, “plantation,” is offensive and wanted it removed. 

According to the police report, Wolf had lobbied the homeowners association to drop it for months — but on Nov. 30, the 81-year-old finally took matters into his own hands. 

Cops say Warner drove to the main community sign — located in a fancy fountain — and used a tool to remove the word himself. 

Officials say they have video showing Wolf defacing the sign — and after a lengthy investigation, he finally surrendered to police on Feb. 7. 

Also, cops say Warner returned the letters from the sign to the community security guard. 

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