Kidnapped Soccer Player Fought Captor and Escaped

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Soccer player Alan Pulido escaped from his kidnappers and has been rescued by state security forces in Ciudad Victoria on Monday. Pulido found his opportunity to breakout when he was left alone with one of the kidnappers. He bravely grappled and managed to beat his captor and used a cellphone to contact Mexico’s emergency number.

The Associated Press received a police report mentioning: “He is asking what we tell the police that the caller is alone, with the kidnapper, don’t confuse him with the kidnapper. They are shooting into the house, don’t get him by accident.”

After being rescued, Pulido, one-hand bandaged, appeared with governor of Mexico’s Tamaulipas state, Egidio Torre Cantu, saying: “I’m good, I’m good, thank you.” Olympiakos, Pulido’s Greek club, broadcast on Twitter that “Alan is safe and sound with his family. We thank everyone for their concern and prayers during the difficult moments he has lived.”

Pulido was abducted Saturday late night after a party. He was taken away while his girlfriend was left behind and she informed everyone else.

Alan Pulido, 25 years old, plays a forward position for Olympiakos in the Greek league and played for Mexico’s national team.

Ciudad Victoria is the capital city of Tamaulipas. Tamaulipas is one of the dangerous state in Mexico which have been afflicted by violence between the Gulf and Zetas drug cartels battling over control. Tamaulipas has the highest rate in kidnapping.