Alan Pulido is one brave guy! When a group of armed men tried to kidnap the soccer star on May 29, he reportedly was able to fight them off and save himself from danger. Get the mind-blowing details right here!
Who knew you could be your own hero? Alan Pulido, a striker for Greek football club Olympiacos, supposedly came to his own rescue over Memorial Day weekend, when he was captured by a group of armed men as he was leaving a party. He may be a soccer player, but Alan is apparently a self defense pro too!
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In the midst of Alan’s terrifying capture, authorities stormed the house to look for him. But while police did help Alan make it out alive, it seems he may not have needed their help. State prosecutors said that the soccer player was able to overpower one of his kidnappers!
“They traded blows. He takes [the phone] and calls [the emergency number] 066,” state prosecutor Ismael Quintanilla said. “It all happened very quickly.”
Although officials didn’t elaborate on exactly what Alan did to get himself out of the scary situation, it’s pretty amazing that he managed to do so without any help. In case you missed it, Alan was reportedly kidnapped by 6 men carrying guns after a post-party altercation in his hometown of Ciudad Victoria in the Tamaulipas state. Initially it was reported that Alan was bundled into a vehicle and disappeared to an undisclosed location. His girlfriend Ileana Salas was left unharmed, but many soccer fans feared that Alan was gone forever.
But just 24 hours after going missing, fans were relieved to find out that Alan was freed by authorities who went on a massive police hunt for him. Other than a wrist bandage (Alan suffered a wrist injury after trying to escape through a broken window), Alan had no signs of trauma after his attack and kidnapping. Heck, Alan even told reporters he’s “very well” — clearly he was able to fend the captors off in a flawless way!
A 38-year-old (yet to be named) man has been arrested in connection with Alan’s kidnapping, according to The Sun. Three additional men have been identified, but have yet to actually be caught. Authorities are still searching for the other suspects.
What do you think of Alan’s kidnapping, HollywoodLifers? What kind of moves do you think he pulled to get out of the situation? Tell us below!