The Warlocks Motorcycle Club is the name used by a number of motorcycle clubs in the United States and other countries. The two most notable clubs which use the name were both founded in 1967, one in Florida and one in Pennsylvania.
The Florida Warlocks MC, or Warlock Nation, is a "one-percenter" motorcycle gang with chapters in various parts of the United States, England and Germany. The club was established by Tom "Grub" Freeland, an ex-US Navy sailor, on the outskirts of Orlando, Florida in 1967 and the Mother Chapter is still based there. They have over nine chapters in Florida, five in South Carolina, three in Virginia, two in West Virginia, one in New York, two in Lincolnshire, England and one in Germany. There are also several Nomads who live and work in states that don't have Warlocks chapters. The club's insignia is a Phoenix sandwiched between the top and bottom rockers, and their colors are black, red and yellow. Their mottos include "To find us... you must be good, to catch us... you must be fast, to beat us... you must be kidding" and "Warlocks forever, forever Warlocks" ("W.F.F.W.").
Established: Summer 1967 in Orlando, Florida, United States
Founder: Tom "Grub" Freeland
Years active: 1967-present
Territory: East Coast of the United States. Also chapters in England and Germany.
Criminal activities: Drug trafficking, extortion, money laundering, prostitution and arms dealing
Allies: Hells Angels, Sons of Silence and Vagos
Rivals: Outlaws and Pagans
The Warlocks were investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in 1991, after Steve Martin, an undercover agent, infiltrated the club, and several members were arrested and convicted of drug trafficking, gun running, murder and a number of other charges. Again, in 2003 the ATF investigated the Warlocks, and convicted several members of drug and weapon charges once more.
There is one non-affiliated Warlocks club in central Johannesburg in South Africa. It is essentially a split from the Satan's Saints (which was a split from the Hells Angels some years ago).
The club's insignia is a Harpy, a legendary winged creature in Greek mythology, and their colors are red and white. The club expanded rapidly at the end of the Vietnam War when thousands of ex-soldiers returned to the United States, many to Pennsylvania, feeling outcast from society. Members of the club must be White males.
Established: February 1967 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Years active: 1967-present
Territory: Northeastern United States
Criminal activities: Assault, Drug trafficking, extortion, money laundering, murder, and arms dealing
Allies: Pittsburgh and Philadelphia crime families
Rivals: Outlaws, Hells Angels, Pagans and The Breed
They have been associated with gang violence and organized crime and have allegedly participated in drug trafficking, extortion, and various other illegal acts, sometimes for higher criminal organizations. A number of their members have been convicted of crimes including murder, assault and drug trafficking. They are especially known for their violent conflicts with members of other motorcycle clubs, including the Pagans and the Breed.
In 2008, Tommy Zaroff, 34, a former President of the Bucks County chapter of the Warlocks was arrested on suspicion of possessing ten pounds of methamphetamine and on February 4, 2009, Daniel "Dirty Dick" McElheney, 64, was arrested after his home was raided by police. Police seized six rifles, ten handguns and various illegal drugs.
In October 2008, four Warlocks members were arrested and charged with producing, transporting and distributing methamphetamine throughout Berks and Montgomery Counties. They sold over 500 pounds of methamphetamine, worth around $9 million.