Alex Rodriguez's Nephew Kidnapped, Held for Ransom in Botched Lamborghini Deal

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistApril 19, 2018

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 14: Former New York Yankee and ESPN commentator Alex Rodriguez watches batting practice at Minute Maid Park on April 14, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Alex Rodriguez's nephew, Norberto Susini, was kidnapped and held for ransom after a sale of a $600,000 Lamborghini took a turn for the worse, according to Tina Moore and Max Jaeger of the New York Post

Per that report, Susini, who plays minor league baseball but sells high-priced vehicles as a side business, "met up with prospective buyers Lamin Vucetovic, 33, and Anthony Gilkes, 30, in Times Square on Wednesday evening," but the deal went south when Vucetovic "demanded Susini return a $30,000 deposit he put down on the $600,000 ride."

According to that report, Vucetovic and Gilkes called Susini's business partners and demanded a ransom of $35,000 as well as the car while holding Rodriguez's nephew hostage in a Midtown hotel room, but the partners instead called the police, who then arrested the kidnappers.

Susini's precise role in the sale remains unclear. Marc Santia of NBC New York reported that it was Susini's friend who sells high-end cars and was making the deal and that Susini was essentially in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Per that report, Susini ended up in the car with the prospective buyers and was kidnapped.

And according to the Graham Rayman of the New York Daily News:

"The bizarre sequence began when a friend of the 29-year-old victim called 911 and said A-Rod's nephew was being held against his will in the Marriott Marquis on Broadway near W. 45th St. at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday. The victim had somehow freed himself and called the friend rather than dialing 911, a police source said."

Susini played for the AAA team Generales de Durango in Mexico and for the Aguilas Cibaenas of the Dominican Winter League in 2017.

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