Ripken: Family Still Feels Safe In Aberdeen

Patch asked Cal Ripken during Friday's news conference if he and his family feel safe in their home town after their mother, Vi Ripken, was abducted from her home last week.

Cal Ripken grew up in Aberdeen.

His mom is still a resident in the city where he grew up and went to grade school.

Vi Ripken is still a visible figure in the city—volunteering, participating in events and patronizing local businesses.

So Patch asked Cal Ripken during Friday's news conference if he and his family still feel safe in their hometown after Vi Ripken was abducted at gunpoint last week.

» Follow the Vi Ripken case here.

Violet Ripken, 74, was taken from her home by a man hiding in her garage between 7 and 8 a.m. on July 24, and returned unharmed to her neighborhood, where she was found tied up in her car around 6:15 a.m. on July 25, police said.

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yvonne bachman August 06, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Yeah funny ha ha how some people got cut off touting their opinion on one article about Mrs. Ripken suddenly switch to another article to bore us to death. Let's stick with the facts please.
kzk August 06, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Laura Jackson August 07, 2012 at 06:04 PM
What facts, Yvonne? So many conflicting "facts" that make this story unbelievable. I would also like to ask, "How did the police obtain the so-called "alleged" video survelliance" footage? It wasn't until AFTER Ms. Ripken told of her "kidnapping" ordeal that this footage was released. So, if Ms. Ripken was blindfolded, how did she know what "store" he went into? Supposedly, her hands were tied behind her back. I highly doubt the "alleged" kidnapper would be so kind as to inform her EXACTLY where he was, what the name of the store was and the time he went there (so the police could obtain this footage). Nothing that was said about this story on the news or by the police makes any sense. If this man really DID kidnap her (again, I don't believe it happened); but, IF he did kidnap her, why wouldn't he have just taken her car, taken her money, taken so much more? I mean, after all, he supposedly is already in trouble for allegedly carrying a gun and kidnapping her; so, why didn't he steal anything from her? Why did he return her to the same location in her neighborhood? And, if that area was supposedly surrounded by the Aberdeen PD, why didn't ANYONE notice the vehicle at the time it was returned? Sorry--but, none of it sounds true. Again--I believe this case has more to do with Cal than Ms. Ripken. Google search ALL of the news articles. Notice how they continually talk about Cal's "baseball" statistics in EVERY article, which has nothing to do with this case!!
Leslie Schildgen August 07, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Yvonne, the whole point of a blog is to tout one's opinion.
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