Report: Reds' Chapman robbed at hotel
The star was not present when the crook, posing as a maintenance worker, struck. But a female guest of his was tied up during the raid, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
Chapman, 24, was sitting in the bullpen at PNC Park watching his teammates battle the Pirates when the drama played out Tuesday night at the Omni William Penn Hotel.
Hotel security was reportedly alerted to the heist at around 10:00pm after guests heard a woman screaming for help. They discovered an unidentified 26-year-old female inside the room tied up with cloth napkins.
Jewelry, clothing, credit cards and a computer had been stolen.
According to the report, the robber gained entry after claiming he was a hotel maintenance worker there to fix the toilet. The man then tied the woman up after she refused demands to hand over items inside the room.
Investigators were reviewing hotel security footage Wednesday in the hopes of gaining a lead on the imposter.
Chapman has been stellar on the mound this season with a 0.00 ERA and 44 strikeouts through 26 innings, despite having his fair share of troubles outside the ballpark.
The hard-throwing lefty, nicknamed the "Cuban Missile," was arrested last week in Ohio for driving on a suspended license after police clocked him going 93mph.
He also was sued for $18 million this month by a Cuban-American man who claimed he was imprisoned on the communist island after Chapman falsely accused him in 2008 of being involved in human trafficking.
Chapman defected from Cuba in 2009 while playing baseball for the Cuban national team in the Netherlands.