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Tabata's wife a kidnapper?

Postby Inukchuk » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:51 am

Per ESPN...

PLANT CITY, Fla. -- A 2-month-old is back in the arms of her parents and the wife of a top Pittsburgh Pirates minor league prospect is suspected of taking the infant from a health clinic outside Tampa, authorities said Tuesday.

Amalia Tabata Pereira, 43, was being questioned by Florida detectives in Manatee County, where the girl was found unharmed Tuesday afternoon, a day after she was taken from the clinic. Plant City Chief of Police Bill McDaniel said authorities are looking to charge Pereira with false imprisonment.

She is the wife of Jose Tabata, 20, an outfielder and one of the top three prospects for the Pirates, who train in Bradenton, which is in the county where the infant was found. In a statement, Pirates president Frank Coonelly said they have received "no indication that Jose is believed to have had any involvement in this matter."

Sandra Cruz-Francisco was taken from her mother, Rosa Sirilo-Francisco, about 3 p.m. Monday by a woman her family only knew as 'Janet,' Plant City police said. The mother had taken her baby for a checkup at the Plant City Health Department, where she met Janet, who said she was an immigration official, Sirilo-Francisco told the Tampa Tribune. The woman told Sirilo-Francisco that there were officers at her home waiting to deport her and the child's father to Mexico.
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So now she's figuratively and literally a cradle robber... :-°
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Postby thedude » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:43 am

I don't know what is weirder, the kidnapping or the fact Tabata married someone old enough to be his mother. ;-7
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Postby JTWood » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:02 am

I think the real motive is that she wanted an extra tax deduction.

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Postby jlm53089 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:17 am

This is a very weird story.
This sounds like an Aqua type of story.
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Postby CadensDad » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:21 pm

23 year age difference? That's quite a big age gap for nowadays.
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:39 pm

Cougars are very much in style. Or so I've read. You'd think they'd have no problem adopting. Weird.
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Postby KCollins1304 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:04 pm

Amazinz wrote:Cougars are very much in style. Or so I've read. You'd think they'd have no problem adopting. Weird.


Something about her stealing babies makes me suspect there would be something else on her record to interfere with adoption. :-b
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Postby Yoda » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:10 pm

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Re: Tabata's wife a kidnapper?

Postby thedude » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:15 pm

Yoda wrote:Image


Jose's wife:

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For reference
Here's Jose Tabata
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And here is a typical baseball player's wife:

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Postby Amazinz » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:42 pm

Hrm. Definitely not a cougar. One of the older guys need to take him under the wing and teach him how American ballplayers roll.
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