Police in the Dominican Republic have arrested Cleveland Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona and accusted him of using a false identity. Why would a multi-million dollar pitcher try to use a fake identity? Because according to the Dominican Republic he was never who he said he was in the first place!
Colonel Maximo Aybar Baez, a spokesman for the Dominican police, said on his Twitter account (HUH?) that
Carmona, whose actual name is Roberto Hernandez Heredia, was arrested after leaving the U.S. Consulate in the Dominican Republic on Thursday. Authorities said Heredia is 31 years old and not 28, as he has claimed. The Indians list Carmona’s birthday as Dec. 7, 1983, in their 2011 media guide.
“We were recently made aware of the situation that occurred today in the Dominican Republic and are currently in the process of gathering information,” Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said. “We are not prepared to make any additional comment at this time.”
This is crazy as hell. This man has been in on T.V., made a lot of money and now ya’ll tell us that he’s not who he said he was?
Damn! And what the police doing announcing things on Twitter?