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Twins | Joe Benson robbed in Venezuela during winter ball

Minnesota Twins OF Joe Benson was robbed at gunpoint in Venezuela while down there playing winter ball with Tigres de Aragua. Benson was robbed when the taxicab he was in hit a boulder and crashed. As the Spanish-speaking cab driver was making a call from his cell phone, three gunmen approached Benson. They took everything he had except for a bag that contained some baseball spikes and a few T-shirts. "When you don't speak the language, there's not much you can do," Benson said. "You can't really beg for your life. You can't ask them not to pull the trigger. You can't beg for mercy. I kind of sat there in silence, let everything happen."

2012-01-31 22:13:56 | Source: - Tyler Mason

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