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UPDATE: Vlad Guerrero in police custody following a bar brawl in the Dominican Republic

Apr 10, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT

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Idle hands are the Devil’s workshop. Vlad Guerrero’s hands are idle for the first time during the baseball season in about 20 years, and if you believe the Dominican National Police, he was putting them to poor use last night. Assuming this translation is close to accurate, it sounds like he assaulted a police officer:

 The National Police on Tuesday announced an all points bulleting for the arrest of Major League Baseball star Vladimir Guerrero, for the alleged aggression against  to a Police major and for unleashing a brawl in a discotheque.

Police spokesman Maximo Baez said one of Guerrero’s brothers, two cousins and a worker are being held for their alleged part in the melee.

“Police chief major general (Jose) Polanco instructed Baní regional (south) director general (Juan Ramon) de la Cruz Martinez to continue the pursuit,” Baez said.

It would probably be in poor taste for me to marvel at the fact that, at this point, Vlad actually hit something, so I won’t say such a thing.

UPDATE:  Looks like they got him:

  1. rollinghighwayblues - Apr 10, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    “he was putting them to poor use last night.”

    I guess it’s better than peeing on them…

  2. hasbeen5 - Apr 10, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Is Connie Mack a Dominican police officer now?

  3. hittfamily - Apr 10, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    I bet he bunks with Willy Aybar.

  4. nolanwiffle - Apr 10, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Did he finally don some gloves prior to hitting?

  5. drewsylvania - Apr 10, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Yeah, but did he say anything good about Castro? Only then will MLB consider a suspension.

  6. ronswansonsdinner - Apr 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Heard that Vlad was 300 ft away and threw the bottle and it hit the guy in the face with no bounce.

  7. samuellsamson - Apr 10, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    You might want to consider the legal implications of reporting that “it sounds like he assaulted a police officer” when all we know is that he is accused of doing so. Does “innocent till proven guilty” ring a bell? You really should try not to prejudge his case.

    • jjschiller - Apr 10, 2012 at 12:36 PM

      You can always count on somebody to say “INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY!!1″

      It’s almost like EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT or something….

    • Loose Changeup - Apr 10, 2012 at 4:59 PM

      I’m sure the Dominican Police would love to hear your views on “innocent until proven guilty”. Or, just ask Alfredo Simon, he can tell you what they think.

  8. gregofla - Apr 10, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    “The National Police on Tuesday announced an all points bulleting for the arrest of Major League Baseball star Vladimir Guerrero”

    It seems a little extreme to call on him to be shot.

  9. wlschneider09 - Apr 10, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    He’s bored, if he can’t chase outside pitches he might as well be chased outside.

  10. lmno7 - Apr 10, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Vlad really does swing at ANYTHING…

  11. randygnyc - Apr 10, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    In the DR, this isn’t anything that a good chunk of money can’t fix.

  12. bigharold - Apr 10, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Some people just don’t take well to retirement.

  13. jwbiii - Apr 10, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    I wonder if one of the cousins involved was indy leaguer Cristian Guerrero.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=guerre001cri

    He just signed a contract with the American Association Winnipeg Goldeneyes. If so, this could lead to some nasty visa issues.

  14. pogodog7 - Apr 10, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    The guy Vlad hit must have been sleeping because he is as slow and lazy as molasses going up hill.

  15. bbk1000 - Apr 10, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    “It would probably be in poor taste for me to marvel at the fact that, at this point, Vlad actually hit something, so I won’t say such a thing.”

    Yes, it is…..

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