Baseball superstar Cal Ripken's mother safe after abduction

CNN Wire

11:28 AM CDT, July 25, 2012


The mother of baseball superstarCal Ripken Jr.was safe Wednesday after someone abducted her the day before, investigators said.

A man with a gun showed up at Vi Ripken's home between 7 and 8 a.m. Tuesday, police in Aberdeen, Maryland, said in a statement. The man forced her into a vehicle and drove off, the statement said.

She was found unharmed about 6:15 a.m. Wednesday in a vehicle near her home.

Cal Ripken Jr. achieved stardom with the Baltimore Orioles.