Ex-Barcelona defender ‘is ARRESTED after firing an unauthorised gun into the air in a car park’ – as the former Nou Camp flop was ‘released after a custody hearing ahead of facing trial in Brazil’
- Douglas Pereira allegedly shot a gun into the air in a Brazilian car park
- The former Barcelona player is said to have been drinking on a boat beforehand
- He was arrested, detained and then released ahead of facing trial in Brazil
Former Barcelona right back Douglas Pereira has been arrested after shooting a gun into the air in a car park in Brazil.
Brazilian publication Globo Esporte have reported that the 32-year-old is facing trial after the incident which allegedly took place on April 21 in the country’s capital of Brasilia.
It’s claimed that the former Brazil U20 international had been drinking on a boat at Lake Paranoa – which he left after falling out with the other people on it.
As per Football Espana, Douglas is then said to have walked through a forested area with an unauthorised gun and came to the sports campus of Club Esportives Sul.
Security at the facility are said to have asked him to leave the area after he confronted several people ‘aggressively’ – before he fired the gun into the air in a car park.
Former Barcelona right back Douglas Pereira was arrested in April for firing a gun into the air in a Brazilian car park
Douglas (right) was detained and released two days after the incident and is set to undergo trial
Douglas (left) has been without a club since he was released by Besiktas last year
The player is then said to have hid the pistol in a nearby busy and was arrested by police – though the gun was not located.
Douglas was reportedly detained and released on April 23 ahead of facing trial in Brazil.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office for Criminal Justice filed a complaint against Douglas for illegally carrying and firing a firearm.
He joined Barcelona in 2014 from Sao Paulo for a fee worth around £3.4m plus add-ons.
However, during his five years at the club he made just eight appearances and was sent out on loan to Sporting Gijon, Benfica and Sivasspor.
He then joined Besiktas, where he only made seven appearances, and has been without a club since he left the Turkish side last year.