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.
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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