About 24 hours after he was kidnapped, Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido found himself alone with one of his captors and saw his chance. He wrestled away the man's pistol and his cellphone and dialed Mexico's emergency number.
Within minutes, he was free.
An official summary report of three calls to an emergency operator obtained by The Associated Press shows the 25-year-old forward for Olympiakos in the Greek league threatened and beat his captor while on the phone, demanding to be told where they were.
The dramatic account of derring-do shows that Pulido — listed at 5-foot-9 (176 centimeters) and about 150 pounds (68 kilograms) — was the main actor in...