Leo Messi’s Brother Arrested For Second Time in Three Months
Leo Messi’s brother Matias Messi reportedly drove into the back of a car took a gun from his boot after struggle. Matias was held after a crash in Argentinian Holiday Resort on Saturday. It was second time in over three months to be arrested after blood-stained gun was found in his boat last year.
Lionel Messi's brother has reportedly been arrested in Buenos Aires.
He's accused of threatening someone with a firearm after a traffic collision.
— MARCA in English (@MARCAinENGLISH) March 4, 2018
The 35-year-old was held after the driver he hit called police as he was threatened by a gun. The victim, Javier,24, told the Argentine media that Matias damaged his vehicle before driving off and being stopped by police after the crash. Police report that no gun was found inside the Land Rover which Matias had. Although it had two cannabis cigarettes. Mr. Rivera, speaking shortly after the accident, said: ‘I parked up to see why he had hit me and when I got out saw the other person who immediately began to insult me and then assaulted me and ripped my T-shirt.’
He added that, ‘He began to threaten me and went back to his car and got out a weapon. After the struggle he returned to his vehicle and tried to run me over. He escaped from the police twice before he was caught.’ His lawyer Atilio Roncoroni, who reported Messi’s brother for aggravated criminal threats, added: ‘My client was hit from behind as he was leaving Villa Gesell to head to Pinamar where he works. Messi’s brother is still under investigation following the discovery of a gun on board a blood-stained boat he claims he had an accident on at the end of November on the Parana River near Rosario.
He was arrested in hospital on December 1 after police and prosecutors spent nearly 24 hours trying to find him to question him about the incident after the loaded Bersa 380 pistol was found during a police search. The Messi family insisted afterwards Matias sustained injuries including a broken jaw and serious facial wounds after hitting a sandbank. Matias is one of Leo’s two brothers. Rodrigo is also older than the Barcelona star and they have a younger sister called Marisol.