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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 04:35 PM

Police: Cal Ripken's mom abducted, now safe

Source: AP via Yahoo!

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) A man abducted Cal Ripken Jr.'s 74-year-old mother at gunpoint outside her home near Baltimore and she was found unharmed but shaken a day later in her car, police said Wednesday.

Investigators do not know the kidnapper's motive and there was no ransom demand for Vi Ripken's release, Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Trabert said at a news conference Wednesday.

The gunman forced Ripken into her silver Lincoln Continental between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. Tuesday, police said. She was found about 6:15 a.m. Wednesday near her home in Aberdeen, about 30 miles northeast of Baltimore, where her son's Ripken Baseball complex is located. Police found her after someone called authorities about seeing a suspicious vehicle.

When asked if police believe the kidnapper knew who he was abducting, Trabert did not answer.



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Thu Jul 26, 2012, 05:32 AM

1. This is the oddest thing....

Vi Ripken described her abductor as a tall, thin white man with glasses wearing camouflage clothing, but police had no other details. The FBI and Maryland State Police were also involved in the investigation.

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Thu Jul 26, 2012, 10:46 AM

2. Scary stuff. Glad she is okay.

I wonder if she was targeted as some sort of ransom scheme until the perp got cold feet.

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