Was David Ortiz's alleged 'love affair' with stunning Dominican vlogger the reason behind attack on baseball legend?
Youtuber and beauty vlogger Yeribell Martinez Garcia was recently identified as the woman who was caught in a handsy fight with the former Red Sox player's entourage after she tried to access his room.
Youtuber and beauty vlogger Yeribell Martinez Garcia is now at the center of controversy in the recent incident involving baseball icon David Ortiz. She was recently identified as the woman who was caught in a handsy fight with the former Red Sox player's entourage after she tried to access his room where he was recovering. The video of the incident has been circling on social media and it shows the model falling to the ground at some point and someone holding her back from launching herself at Big Papi's team as she continues screaming.
Her actions were rumored to suggest some kind between her and the player. Reports suggested that the hit on Ortiz was put out by a Dominican drug lord, who believed that the baseball star was having an affair with his girlfriend. The player's representatives have refuted the allegations saying that it was an act by hitmen and had nothing to do with a woman.
The model and beauty influencer is said to have talked to a Dominican TV station, where she denied having anything to do with a love affair with Ortiz. She is reported to have said that they were friends and that people were making a mountain of a molehill. She also said that it was Ortiz's recovery that was important.
This is where things get interesting as there have also been documents making their rounds on social media that show that Ortiz had bought Garcia a luxury SUV the day before the shooting. The documents show a June 8 sales agreement for a Lexus RX that lists Garcia as the owner of the new car and a Bank of America check by David Americo Ortiz Arias for $84,500. The check is dated for June 10.
Garcia has not been accused of any wrongdoing and denies being involved with a mobster, describing the love triangle allegation as 'totally false' in an Instagram post circulated on social media.
Ortiz was reportedly shot in the back and was taken to the hospital. The shooting occurred in a burglary attempt, his father told ESPN in the initial reports. Dominican Police say a gang of hitmen had followed Ortiz before shooting him at point-blank range. The money offered for the hit was 400,000 Dominican Pesos ($7,805). Six men have been arrested in the matter. The suspects in custody include the alleged gunman, Rolfi Ferreira, and Eddy Vladimir Féliz García who supposedly drove him to the bar on a motorcycle.
A representative for Ortiz, Leo Lopez denied that the shooting had anything to do with a woman but said it was the act of 'hired' killers, says the Daily Mail. He said: "There is no doubt that it was an act of hired killers. If we had known that there was a dangerous situation, he would not have been there at that moment."