Q105 Middayer Attacked In Parking Lot
March 17, 2008 at 6:28 AM (PT)
ST. PETE BEACH police are looking for a man who attacked a local radio station deejay SATURDAY evening in the parking lot of the DOLPHIN BEACH RESORT, reports THE ST. PETERSBURG TIMES. MARVIN "MARVELOUS MARVIN" BOONE, 52, the midday deejay on CBS Oldies WRBQ (Q105), said he was struck as he returned to the parking lot after unloading his equipment for a wedding reception he was hired to work.
As BOONE walked to his car at about 5:40p, a man approached him and hit him twice in the left side of the head. "He punched me once. I staggered back, and he reared back and punched me again," said BOONE. ST PETE BEACH police said they are reviewing surveillance video from the hotel and have an image of at least one suspect. The video is not yet available for release and the investigation is continuing, police said.
BOONE was treated by paramedics at the scene for a black eye, cuts and abrasions. He continued on with the gig because he didn’t want to inconvenience the bride and groom, he said. Supportive guests gave BOONE a standing ovation when he finally made it to the reception, he said. He grabbed the microphone and joked with the crowd, "I’m having a great time here at the reception, especially now that the bleeding has stopped."