Kidnapped Washington Nationals Star Wilson Ramos Rescued

By Radar Staff

Wilson Ramos was rescued from his kidnappers Friday night, amid a flurry of gunfire worthy of a Hollywood movie.

Wilson, the star Washington Nationals rookie catcher, was kidnapped in his hometown of Valencia, Venezuela Wednesday. He was back home to play in the Venezuela league during the MLB off-season.

Speaking on local TV after his dramatic rescue, Ramos revealed that the five men who held him said “they were going to ask for a ton of cash for me.”

PHOTOS: Stars Who Died In Bizarre Ways

The National Guard commandos had other ideas. Rescuing Ramos alive became a national obsession in Venezuela, a country where kidnapping has become a big money business.

Ramos said he’s going to stay in Venezuela with his family and continue with his off-season play until it’s time to return to his D.C. team for spring training.

PHOTOS: Stars Without Make-up

“The truth is I’m still very nervous, but thanks to God, everything turned out well,” he said.


PHOTOS: Celebrity Death Threats

PHOTOS: Sexiest Female Athletes

PHOTOS: A-Listers Before They Were Stars

blog comments powered by Disqus