(New York, NY) – A man who has long claimed to be the nephew of former Yankee Alex Rodriguez is okay after being held for ransom this week in New York.
Cops say 29-year-old Norberto Susini was briefly held against his will by prospective buyers of a Lamborghini after the deal went bad inside his Times Square hotel room.
The two men allegedly demanded their 35-thousand-dollar deposit back, and when Susini refused, they attempted to get money from his business partners, who then called police. The two men Lamin Vucetovic, 33, and Anthony Gilkes, 30, were arrested after surrendering to police. As for Susini’s relationship to A-Rod, a source with knowledge of the matter tells “USA Today” there is no actual familial relationship.
Susini told police he’s A-Rod’s nephew, but a spokesman for the former Yankee said Susino is the son of Rodriguez’s half-brother Joe’s late girlfriend.“This guy is 100-percent not Alex’s relative,” a spokesman for A-Rod said.
According to the Miami-Dade Clerk’s office, in 2014, Susini was charged with three counts of dealing in stolen property and one count of organized fraud, The disposition is listed as “no action,” denoting that the prosecutor declined to press charges.
In January 2018, Susini was charged with another third-degree felony for grand theft of a vehicle. That case was also marked as no action.
Reportedly, there is an open case against him. Susini is due in court later this month on a third degree felony charge for grand theft of a vehicle