Wilson Ramos Kidnapped

Wilson Ramos–catcher for the Washington Nationals–was kidnapped from his home in Venezuela earlier today. Kidnappings are not all that uncommon in Venezuela. The main targets being the wealthy. Considering the fact that Ramos earned the league minimum of 414,000 dollars this season, he fits the kidnapping category perfectley. (At least in Venezuelan standards.)

Incidents like this have happened a lot over the past decade. Most were kidnappings that resulted in the return of the hostage unhurt without any ransom money collected. Some incidents, however, didn’t turn out as good. Relatives of Melvin Mora and Omar Infante were murdered back in the early 2000’s.

But hopefully, Wilson Ramos’s story will have a happy ending.

UPDATE

Wilson Ramos was rescued yesterday by Venezuelan police. Here he is being reunited with his mom:

Truly an amazing moment.

4 Comments

Wow I didn’t see that news ! Praying for him and his family and the Nationals for his safe return……….

Absolutely! Me too.

Ramos, only 24 years old, off season home to visit family & play winter baseball & gets kidnapped? What a horrible experience for Ramos and his family. So sad this crazy world. Prayers for a safe & quick return…..

I totally agree. The world is a crazy one. I hope he comes home safe.

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