Engel said that they were traveling with Syrian rebels when a group of about 15 gunmen “jumped out the trees and bushes” and captured them.
The men who abducted Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos have been caught stealing. The two-day kidnapping ordeal ended on Friday when the rescue mission by Venezuelan police commandos succeeded after an exchange of heavy gunfire.
The 24-year-old touted backstop was back home to play 10 games for the Aragua Tigers when four armed men approached his home and took him away in an SUV. It appears to be the first kidnapping case involving an MLB player.