It has been reported in the Inquirer, the Daily News and the Venezuelan El Universal (in Spanish) that Ugueth Urbina has been involved in a machete attack on a 21 year old worker at his mother’s home as well threatening as others. Ricardo Osal, the pool boy, was allegedly brutally attacked when Uggie and other members of his staff confronted him about a missing hand gun while he was sleeping. After the hacking with a machete, the vigilante posse of 6 to 8 members doused the man with several flammables and set him ablaze, severely injuring his back and right arm. Click here if you can handle seeing a picture (by Ana MarÃa PÃ©rez). It also appears that Urbina may have assulted other members of the group.
The latest news is still inconclusive as to Urbina’s precise involvement in the incident; however, the D.A. responsible for the case may levy charges on Uggie due to the fact the attack occurred on his property. It is not the first time Urbina has been involved with the police. In 2004, he was investigated for firing a gun on a crowded street in Chacao and in 2000 he was involved in a bar fight. Also last year, Urbina’s mom was kidnapped and held for ransom – as is the style in Venezuela – so this may have entered Uggie’s mind when a handgun went missing. I’m no expert in the Venezuelan legal system, but it might be 3 strikes and you’re out for the Phillies setup man.