He's a wanna-be Howard Stern shock jock who will do anything and exploit anybody for attention. He is also the person who mocked and insulted Mark Lunsford (See the BTLS category above), videos here and here.
By Jeff Patterson
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - It's nearly Halloween. A time for little ghouls and goblins to dress up for Trick or Treat.
Tampa radio personality Todd "Bubba the Love Sponge" Clem is worried about some real scary people.
Bubba asked listeners to let him know where sexual offenders are located in their neighborhoods.
He says he then went onto the FDLE web site to verify the information and went says he went one step further to verify the offenders information on individual county law enforcement web sites.
Bubba then had yard signs printed on a red background with bold white letters that notify people that a convicted sexual predator lives at the address.
- He is basically exploiting ex-offenders for advertisement purposes, and we believe that is a crime!
Bubba says, "This is the season that a lot of kids are going to be running in a lot of peoples neighborhoods. Ok, things like that and I just want to bring public awareness to where these people, that have been convicted in a court of law, for some type of sexual deviant live."
Each year, local law enforcement officers knock on the door of sexual offenders to verify their address and to remind them not to hand out candy at Halloween.
Bubba says, "Your kids need to stay away from this address, not just October 31st, but year around, but particularly next week."
- Why on Halloween when not a single case of a child being sexually abused by a known or unknown ex-offender exists? They are more likely to be hit by a car than sexually abused by someone.
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People recognized him and wanted to come shake his hand.
Most in the neighborhood support what he is doing.
- He is doing exactly what this vigilante sheriff is doing, but the sheriff is legal when he is not.
Candy Derolf lives in the neighborhood where Bubba placed the signs.
Derolf says, "I think it's a good idea, it's great. Cause we have a lot of young, young kids around here that unfortunately get around a lot by themselves."
Moments after Bubba left the area, one man came out of his home to take the sign out of his yard.
- Which is legal to do. Bubba is being a vigilante and exploiting fear for his own advertisement purposes!
The man explained to a news crew, "I'm a sexual offender, not a sexual predator. Bubba got it wrong, there's a difference you know."