Popular television host Vladimir Pozner is considering asking for police protection after receiving numerous cell phone threats and spotting two people messing with his Jaguar sedan, the tabloid Tvoi Den reported Monday.
The car incident took place Sunday, and the men fled the scene in two different cars after seeing Pozner, who said they could have been car thieves.
Pozner, 76, a liberal journalist who hosts a show on Channel One, did not elaborate on when he started receiving threats but said some of the frequent callers were members of the banned National Bolshevik Party.
Police have made no statement on the report. Pozner’s spokesman told The Moscow Times on Monday that the journalist has no comment on the matter.