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Reports: Man arrested after threatening Pedroia family

Posted by David Lefort, Boston.com Staff  April 13, 2009 08:17 AM

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According to multiple reports, a California man who made a death threat against the family of Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was arrested Saturday in Pedroia's hometown of Woodland, Calif.

The Woodland Democrat reported that 47-year-old Kenneth Samuels allegedly made multiple phone calls to the Pedroia family business and threatened to shoot and kill the men of the Pedroia family. Those calls were traced and Samuels was subsequently arrested. The reason Samuels allegedly threatened the Pedroias was not stated by the Woodland police.

The Red Sox are coming off a series in Anaheim and begin a three-game set against the Athletics tonight in Oakland, which is about an hour outside of Woodland.

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