A Pinellas County man was arrested after he stole $150,000 worth of bronze vases off grave sites from a St. Petersburg cemetery. Douglas Deck Jr. would trade the heavy metal vases for cash and was charged with six felonies including possession he had a baggie with fentanyl on him.
All together he stole 125 vases off grave sites at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Petersburg. The 31-year-old sold them to a secondhand scrap metal dealer four different times which was valued at $150,000 but only gave him $1,149.60.
Vince McMahon Retires from WWE During Misconduct Investigation, Twitter Reacts
Vince McMahon, the longtime chairman/CEO of WWE, has retired from the wrestling giant in the midst of the company’s board investigating him for alleged misconduct.
WWE confirmed the news in a press release that featured a lengthy statement from McMahon that reads, in part:
“As I approach 77 years old, I feel it’s time for me to retire as Chairman and CEO of WWE. Throughout the years, it’s been a privilege to help WWE bring you joy, inspire you, thrill you, surprise you, and always entertain you. I would like to thank my family for mightily contributing to our success, and I would also like to thank all of our past and present Superstars and employees for their dedication and passion for our brand. Most importantly, I would like to thank our fans for allowing us into your homes every week and being your choice of entertainment.”
McMahon concluded his statement with:
“I leave our company in the capable hands of an extraordinary group of Superstars, employees, and executives – in particular, both Chairwoman and Co-CEO Stephanie McMahon and Co-CEO Nick Khan. As the majority shareholder, I will continue to support WWE in any way I can. My personal thanks to our community and business partners, shareholders, and Board of Directors for their guidance and support through the years. Then. Now. Forever. Together.”
Vince McMahon's decision to retire comes following two bombshell reports from The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that he allegedly paid $12 million over the past 16 years to four women — one of which was a wrestler — for reasons pertaining to sexual misconduct or extramarital affairs. Vince McMahon has stepped down as Chairman and CEO of WWE and his daughter, Stephanie McMahon, was named Chairwoman and CEO of the wrestling giant in June. Until his retirement today, Vince McMahon maintained his role related to creative content on WWE programming.
This has led to “Wrestling Twitter” to figuratively explode. Here are some notable reactions to this news:
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