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Cal Ripken's Mother

Abducted at Gunpoint

7/25/2012 10:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cal Ripken Jr.'s mother was abducted from her Maryland home Tuesday morning ... after cops say the suspect pulled out a handgun and forced her into her car.

Cal's mom -- Vi Ripken -- was finally located early this morning ... and officials say she appeared unharmed. 

It's unclear why the gunman chose to abduct Ripken ... or if he took anything from her.

The FBI is now on the case helping cops hunt for the suspect -- who's been described as a: white male, late 30s to early 40s, last seen wearing a colored shirt, camo pants and eye glasses.

Officials say Vi Ripken is now "resting with family members."

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1.

Mumra the Ever Living    

We truly are living in a fuqued up world.

730 days ago
2.

INTERNET T0UGH GUY    

Were the Jacksons involved in this as well?

730 days ago
3.

Pudding Tang    

They should catch this menace soon!

730 days ago
4.

GeniusMachine    

Probably just wanted Cal's autograph.

730 days ago
5.

LDB    

For a second there I thought she was going to say a mexican

730 days ago
6.

Kari    

Not a good week to be a mother!

730 days ago
7.

john wayne gacy    

" white male, late 30s to early 40s, last seen wearing a colored shirt, camo pants and eye glasses. "

sounds like any baseball player
for the san diego padres;

730 days ago
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joewhite157    

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730 days ago
9.

Street Smart    

WTF is wrong with people? Try abducting me and I will shoot your a.s.s.

730 days ago
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lemonslemonslemons    

www.fancloud.com/mlb is reporting that this was an attempt at ransom.

730 days ago
11.

aurora    

"after cops say the suspect pulled out a handgun" -- is it the COPS saying that, or the woman? Has there been ANY confirmation of the events? Any witnesses, any signs of struggle or??? Reason I ask....a friend of mine dealt with something similar with his mother, she claimed a man came into her house and tried to take her away. But it didn't happen. She was in the early stages of Alzheimer's and had just begun a spiral into imaginings and delusions. I'm not saying that happened here, but are the cops SURE there was an abduction? After all, Susan Smith described a "shaggy haired man" who didn't exist...I hope the Ripken family has made sure Vi is taken care of.

730 days ago
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gibbs    

Such a strange story. Glad Mamma Ripken is unharmed and back home.

730 days ago

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