Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos spoke with members of the media Saturday morning for the first time since his rescue. Ramos described a surreal scene, one in which his captors exchanged gunfire with police.
“It was impressive, something I had only seen in the movies,” Ramos said, according to the Washington Post. “If it had not been for them, who knows what would have happened to me. I had just asked for God, at every moment, to get me back to my home.”
Ramos was kidnapped last week in his native Venezuela. His captors took him to a mountainous region in the center of the country, where he was bound. He did not know the men who kidnapped him, but it was later discovered that they were Venezuelan.
Fearing for his safety, Ramos refused any food that was offered to him. He didn't eat the entire time he was held captive. “It was so painful,” he said of his ordeal. “To be locked inside there with these guys I did not know. Understand? I did not even want to eat, wondering what was in the food.”