Above Pulido takes to his Twitter account thanking everyone for prayers and the authorities for their assistance. Scroll down for previous posts on this story.
The girlfriend, Ileana
Salas, 23, from Cd. Victoria, now lives and works in Monterrey Nuevo Leon, as a
In the past 24 hours, rumors spread on social media and mainstream news networks alike about the Alan Pulido abduction in Cd. Victoria Tamaulipas. Rumors were quick to blame Ileana Salas, Pulido’s girlfriend’s past relationship with a member of Cartel del Golfo. A rumor that was diminished, when no one ever provided a name of the ominous CDG member.
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It was Grillonautas blog, that first reported a ransom demand, early yesterday, no mainstream outlets published that aspect of the story. It was also social media and blogs that first offered the account that now is being widely reported as fact.
And the authorities can repeat a million times how successful the “operation” was to rescue Piludo, but the fact is they had nothing to do with the rescue.
About midnight, a full day after his abduction, Pulido found himself alone with only one of his captors. The physically fit athlete, was quick to seize on the opportunity. He jumped on the man, wrestled away the captors handgun and cell phone and called the emergency line, 066 for help.
But, he did not know where he was being held. So while the emergency operator was on the line, on a call to the emergency center, he demanded, threatened, and then beat his captor to access information on their location. There were three calls.
On the first, after overpowering the captor he was able to look out the window and described the two story structure and said there were two vehicles parked in front, one gray and one red. The captor was now unconscious.
There was a second call, that is the one where Tamaulipas State Police said they were in front of the home, but to be sure they actually asked Pulido to fire the gun, he told them he had no bullets. The police began shooting, Having the clear mind to not take the word of men, even police, saying they were there to save him, he made another call to the emergency center asking/confirming if the police were in fact trustworthy.
Once police arrived, he made a third call to confirm with the operator that they were trustworthy and there on his behalf. Piludo confirmed to Imagen Radio the facts, and said the injured hand occurred when he broke a window. The Piludo family received two ransom demands, both early afternoon on Sunday.
The suspect was from Veracruz.