It’s safe to say that the month of May has not been kind to Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman. Things began to head downhill when he was arrested for driving 93 mph with a suspended license. From there, he was hit with an $18 million lawsuit accusing him of conspiracy to detain and torture the plaintiff. And now comes news that his hotel room in Pittsburgh, where he’s staying for the Reds-Pirates series, was robbed late Tuesday night.
But that’s not the half of it. Apparently, there was an unidentified woman in the room that the perpetrators tied up.
Officers who were dispatched to the hotel at about 10:12 p.m. found a 26-year-old woman tied up and crying.
Security guards told officers that they were alerted by two guests who heard a woman screaming for help.
The guests, who were staying in a room on the same floor, went into the hallway to see what was going on saw the woman inside an open room with her hands bound by cloth napkins, police spokeswoman Diane Richard wrote in a news release.
She did not identify the woman, but said she was from Silver Spring, Md., and was “the hotel guest of a male who attended the Pirates baseball game and who was not present at the time of the incident. During this incident the male guest had various items taken and was later interviewed by detectives,” the news release said.
The woman, who was taken to UPMC Mercy, told police she answered a knock at the door to find a man claiming to be from the hotel’s maintenance department, there to fix a toilet.
The woman opened the door and the man entered and demanded various items from the room, police said. When the woman refused, she said, he tied her up and took jewelry, clothing, a computer, credit cards and ID cards, the news release said.
There are reports that the woman is Chapman’s girlfriend, which would make sense.
But at any rate, there is definitely something fishy is going on with Aroldis Chapman.