After more than 17 years with Southwest Florida station WBBH-TV, anchorman Craig Wolf was fired, and told to leave the building in half an hour. "It came out of nowhere," he said at the time. But Wolf thinks he's solved the mystery. He filed a lawsuit against his former employer, Waterman Broadcasting, claiming that his dismissal was illegal retaliation for a complaint he had made about the office's cleanliness.
In the lawsuit, Wolf describes the carpeting under the anchor desk as "caked with dust, dirt and the residue left by more than 10 years of cosmetics," and the newsroom floor as "greasy, grimy and covered in dust balls and a thick layer of dirt," reports The News-Press, a Southwest Florida newspaper. In 2006, Wolf says he began to "cough uncontrollably" when he entered the news studio, as did dozens of other employees.