BALTIMORE (WUSA) – The 74-year-old mother of former Baltimore Orioles player Cal Ripken Jr. was kidnapped, say police. Violet Roberta Ripken was taken on Tuesday morning and found Wednesday morning in Harford County, police said.
Violet Ripken was approached by a man at her home, who displayed a gun and forced her into her vehicle. He then fled the area, police said.
There was no demand for ransom and no information that the person who committed this crime even knew Violet Ripken’s identity, police said in a news conference.
Aberdeen police say they got a call from the Baltimore County Police Tuesday night, concerning a suspicious vehicle in the Ebenezer Road area of the county. Violet Ripken was found unharmed in her vehicle at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday. She was not injured.