As much fun as it would be to be a celebrity, there are plenty of risks involved when you have a high profile. Case in point – Detroit Tigers pitcher Brayan Villarreal, who learned that his family was at the center of a kidnapping plot this weekend.
Brayan’s father, mother and brother were allegedly targeted by armed men in their Venezuela home. According to Yahoo News, robbers had assaulted the elder Villarreal and threatened to kill the other two family members.
The assailants even went so far as to put a gun in Brayan’s mother’s mouth! Luckily, a neighbor heard the commotion and the police were immediately called. Though not all of the details have been released, it appears as though the Villarreal family is now safe and sound.
Brayan (who was at spring training when the incident took place) released a statement through his agent thanking the local police and his fans for their continued support.
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