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Video: Brazilian Soccer Player Arrested During His Team's Game

A Brazilian soccer player chose the wrong time to show his face in public.

This is the strangest story we've seen today. A soccer player in Brazil was arrested while sitting on the bench in the middle of his team's match.

According to Sports Illustrated, the soccer player had managed to evade capture since an October kidnapping, but was arrested Wednesday.

From the report:

Marlon Natanael de Lima Alexandre, a 21-year-old player for Sapucaiense in the Campeonato Gaúcho Second Division, was approached by police as he sat on the bench. He was wanted on four arrest warrants, according to local outlet Gaúcha, including one for his alleged participation in a violent kidnapping.

A 67-year-old woman was kidnapped at gunpoint outside a mall in October and the attackers used her credit cards to make about $1,400 in purchases.

Police had been unable to locate Lima until learning that he played for the club.

We're not sure why it took so long to find Lima, since he had been playing for the team since even after evading capture since his October incident. All's well that ends well, however, and justice was finally served, even if it took a few extra months.

[Sports Illustrated]

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