Norberto Susini, the 29-year-old nephew of former Yankees slugger A-Rod, was with a friend who sells high-end cars on Wednesday when a pre-arranged meeting went bad
This story comes via the New York Post:
Alex Rodriguez’s nephew was kidnapped and held for ransom in a Midtown hotel Wednesday night when a deal over a $600,000 Lamborghini went south, police sources told The Post.
The retired slugger’s nephew, Norberto Susini, 29, plays minor-league ball, but his side hustle is slinging high-priced cars.
He met up with prospective buyers Lamin Vucetovic, 33, and Anthony Gilkes, 30, in Times Square on Wednesday evening and they drove him to the Marriott Marquis, but once they got there, Vucetovic tried to pump the brakes on the deal, sources say.
He demanded Susini return a $30,000 deposit he put down on the $600,000 ride, and then Vucetovic and Gilkes allegedly held Susini against his will inside the hotel room, according to sources.
The pair called Susini’s business partners and demanded a ransom, but the partners called cops instead, police sources said.
The buyers and Susini ended up in a car, the Lamborghini, and the men refused to let Susini go, the sources said. Susini was found by police at a hotel uptown; he was not hurt.
The men were arrested and are facing a court appearance Thursday. Where was Uncle A-Rod when his nephew needed him most.