Skip to comments.Venezuelan cops rescue kidnapped Nats catcher
Posted on 11/12/2011 8:16:00 AM PST by Titus-MaximusEdited on 11/12/2011 8:27:36 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
CARACAS, Venezuela - The kidnapping ordeal of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos ended after two days when Venezuelan police commandos swooped in to rescue him in a flurry of gunfire and arrested five alleged abductors.
Ramos said he was happy and thankful to be alive, and that the final moments had been hair-raising as police and the kidnappers exchanged heavy fire in the remote mountainous area where he was being held.
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Because he is in the business. This was embarrassing so they put a stop to it.
Phony kidnapping. This is Venezuela. No doubt the baseball player was told he needed to contribute to Hugo’s favorite “charity” and when he balked Hugo showed him why it was important to cough up the money.
The bad guys must be consolidating their forces. :)
I was thinking pretty much along the same lines.
The celebrity of this individual led to the police to investigate and go into action.
A regular person kidnapped in Venezuela is just not news worthy enough to bother.