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Cal Ripken Jr.

My Mother is AFRAID

to Go Back Home

8/3/2012 7:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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080312_ripkin_gma_launchCal Ripken Jr. just appeared on national television ... asking the public to help police hunt down the man who abducted his mother at gunpoint last week.

As we previously reported, Vi Ripken survived the abduction after spending 23 hours with an unknown male assailant ... but the identity of the suspect is still unknown.

Moments ago, the MLB legend told "Good Morning America" his mother is so shaken up from the incident, she will not go back to her house in Maryland ... where she has lived for nearly 50 years.

 "Her sense of security is violated," Ripken said ... adding, "She's a tough woman, but it's a very traumatic ordeal."

Ripken then addressed the audience -- "Law enforcement needs your help, so by going on TV hopefully somebody will know something about the case or somebody will see the suspect and offer a tip or a clue to the police department."

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Amber    

How terrible! I hope his mother can find a way to heala nd cope with this.... Best of luck to them!

778 days ago
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parlayer    

Good Luck with your quest. Don't take it personal, feel special! the cops would have told me she was a big girl and was on vacation! and wanted to save taxi fair.

778 days ago
3.

JimmyPlank    

Wow, Cal Ripken looks like Divine!

778 days ago
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Larry    

Cal, come on. You're a multi-millionaire. Hire a professional female security guard or two to guard your mother at her home.

778 days ago
5.

static    

Dude has an elderly mom living on her own she's gone for nearly 24 hrs and nobody calls or drops in to check on her daily?

778 days ago
6.

gamepro    

i can understand her fear but maybe get her a security and alarm system for her house so she will feel safer

778 days ago
7.

John dowser    

Ripken hires escorts contributing to ruining their lives, that's what you get slimeball loser Ripken.

778 days ago
8.

clive    

I am so sorry and understand. Please cal, get your mom some help in the talking with a person about PTSD. Also, she needs a place to live with a gate, cameras, and folks around. Your mom is jewel. She survived raising you, she lives on her own, and now she was kidnapped by dangerous people who probably hurt her. Those people kidnapped her because of you and your public image. Come on, take care of your mom, you need to be more involved in her physical and mental health after this crisis caused by the power of celebrity. Also, I know your mom is stubborn and strong and trying to get her to do different and new things is a chore. If you approach these measures by telling her that you love her and want her to contine to live her life on her own, you could get her more involved in the new technology installed her home. Offer choices, get input, make sure everybody is in on this, and try. I mean she must be a special lady to survive all this.

778 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Cal all you gotta do is write down some figures. Pretty sure the guy will turn up in a couple of garbage bags.

778 days ago
10.

Solaera    

As Cal gets older and heavier he is really starting to resemble the late Glenn Milstead. Cal could make another fortune impersonating Divine...

778 days ago
11.

elsquirelle    

Cal looks a lot like Steve Wilkos!

778 days ago
12.

Glenda    

Why is it that Cal Ripken can go on national TV and make a plea to the general public? It is unfortunate and sad for what happened to his mom, but people are hurt and violated everyday and they do not have the opportunity to speak to the public. Shame on "Good Morning America".

777 days ago
13.

Ratings Needed    

She should go home, and have a shot gun waiting for the SOB!

777 days ago
14.

Butterfly    

THROUGH THE YEARS, many families and friends have appeared, nationally, for help in trying to return their loved ones safe and sound. Mr.Ripken is a private citizen asking for help to locate the person who abducted his beloved mother. Anything wrong with that??? Of course not!!! I do hope someone, somewhere, will come forward with valid information to put that person behind bars where he belongs. It may take a little while, but, one way or another, the police will find this horrible coward. Good Luck and Blessings to your Mom, Mr. Ripken!

777 days ago

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