CPA Gets Death Threats Over Shark Dragging Video

Shark Dragging Video

SARASOTA, Fla. (970 WFLA) - A Sarasota accountant has become the target of angry callers who have mistaken him for a similarly named person involved with the shark dragging video.

Bob Wenzel, a CPA who's office is located on Fruitville Road in Sarasota, said he's been bombarded with dozens of insults, threats, swears, and other unpleasantries since a Palmetto man with the same name was cited as being in the video, which has gone viral.

“The last 10 days have been most hurtful. It’s been a living hell. It’s been a nightmare trying to figure out where we are in this story. Where I am,” Wenzel told News Channel 8.

Wenzel said he's heard 30 to 40 calls full of cussing.  Here are some examples:

“You know what’s great about international waters is that I can sink your ******* boat,” said one caller.

“What a piece of **** your *** is,” said another.

One of the callers wants him gone.

“Your whole family. I would get out of town. Go lookin’ for ya, and they want your head and they have money on your head. You piece of ****, alright?” the caller said.

Wenzel said he's called police and hired a Public Relations firm to clear things up.  But the calls keep coming in.  

Meanwhile, an online petition has tens of thousands of supporters calling for jail time for the shark dragger.  See the petition HERE.

photo credit: FWC

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