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Criminals Attack Lionel Messi’s Parent In Laws’ Grocery Shop In Argentina

Criminals Attack Lionel Messi's Parent In Laws' Grocery Shop In Argentina

While Lionel Messi is enjoying the greatest height in his football career, Argentina criminals are also working hard to rob him of the opportunity.

A grocery shop owned by Leo Messi’s wife Antonela Roccuzzo‘s parents was robbed, with the hoodlums firing several shots into the Unico supermarket. While these ruthless individuals did not get the opportunity to harm anyone during the brutal attack, they did damage properties before finally leaving a message directed to Messi to reach back to them because Mayor Pablo Javkin cannot save him.

Well, while the incident is life-threatening, Messi did not let it spoil his moment but showed up at Paris Saint-Germaine F.C. practice on Thursday with his teammates. Sorry criminals, no one has the time to sit around and whine over your deeds, get a life!

Well, while mayor Pablo Javkin tacked the police’s inability to deal with criminals head-on, the police claim this is an attention-seeking act instead of a real threat.

Via TMZ;

A grocery store owned by Lionel Messi’s in-laws was shot up by two men who fired at least a dozen shots into the shop in Argentina, before sending an ominous threat to the soccer legend … “Messi, we’re waiting for you.”

The Unico supermarket is located in Rosario, Argentina — about 200 miles from the capital, Buenos Aires — and is owned by the mom and dad of Lionel’s wife, Antonela Roccuzzo. A normal day of shopping for groceries was interrupted Thursday when two assailants pulled up in front of the store on a motorcycle in broad daylight, with one of the men jumping off the bike, and opening fire, according to witnesses.

Miraculously, no one was injured … though property was damaged, including a shattered front window pane.

Perhaps the scariest part … after unloading on the store, the men dropped a written note that threatened the 35-year-old World Cup champion.

“Messi, we’re waiting for you. Javkin is also a drug trafficker, so he won’t take care of you.”

Javkin is Rosario Mayor Pablo Javkin.

Shortly after the violent incident, Mayor Javkin went to the scene and criticized Argentina’s national police for failing to reign in drug-related crimes.

Local police officials also spoke, and despite the seemingly menacing message, they say this was likely an attempt to “attract attention,” as opposed to a threat.

Narco violence has been on the rise in Argentina, and Rosario, specifically, has seen a big jump in drug-related murders. In fact, last year the Buenos Aires Times wrote, “narco violence plaguing the city has reached ‘critical’ levels.”

Despite the scary situation at his family’s store, Messi didn’t appear to be bothered at Paris Saint-Germaine F.C. practice on Thursday … where Lionel hit the field with his teammates.

Most criminals want money, but Argentina criminals want attention, weird. If they want attention, they can just go to the Kardashians for tutorials, shooting into stores is stupid.

Here are pictures of the aftermath of the attack:

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