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Jose Tabata's wife pleads guilty to kidnapping charges

Jul 22, 2010, 12:14 PM EDT

Pirates’ outfielder Jose Tabata is only 21 and his soon-to-be ex-wife is 44, so she was already guilty of robbing the cradle. Now she’s guilty of stealing an actual baby:

Amalia Tabata-Pereira, 44, pled guilty in
Hillsborough Circuit Court on Wednesday on charges of kidnapping,
interference with custody and impersonating a public officer.In
March of 2009, Tabata-Pereira posed as an immigration official and
threatened a migrant worker and her boyfriend with deportation if they
didn’t give their baby girl to Pereira, prosecutors say. The mother
complied, then contacted police six hours later to report a kidnapping.

Sounds like a real winner. Tabata hasn’t had any contact with her for a good long while and a divorce is pending. Good thing he got away from this freak show.

  1. JBerardi - Jul 22, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    Goodness gracious. So glad Tabata has distanced himself from this train wreak.

  2. Art Deco - Jul 22, 2010 at 12:33 PM

    Just like her husband, Amalia offers help in the all-important SB (stolen babies) category.

  3. mattjg - Jul 22, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    Sure, she’s accused of kidnapping a baby, but there are rumors that the baby is actually a toddler or perhaps even in kindergarten or first grade.

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