Posted October 15, 2013

Cal Ripken Jr.’s mother threatened at gunpoint

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Cal Ripken Jr.'s mother was threatened at gunpoint -- again. (Focus On Sport/Getty Images)

Cal Ripken Jr.’s mother was threatened at gunpoint — again. (Focus On Sport/Getty Images)

A little over a year after she was abducted at gunpoint in Maryland, Violet Ripken, Cal Ripken Jr.’s mother, was threatened by a handgun-wielding man again.

TMZ Sports reports that Vi Ripken was confronted by a man with a handgun as she exited an NBRS bank Tuesday. The man demanded her car, at which point she pressed the panic alarm on her vehicle. The man fled, and was later apprehended by the police.

Ripken’s mother was unharmed during the exchange, according to TMZ’s report.

Last July, Vi Ripken was abducted from her home by a man with a gun and was found uninjured 23 hours later in her vehicle.


10 comments
brians356
brians356

Ever been in the Baltimore area? Many areas you don't want to have car trouble in even in broad daylight. Not sure why Cal's mom needs to be driving herself around, alone, and using ATMs anyway. When your family is that prominent, you need to change your lifestyle, and possibly location, like it or not.

rpearlston
rpearlston

Anyone think that these are merely coincidence?  )It doesn't mean that the family shouldn't be concerned.  That would not be natural.)  After all, lighting can and does strike in the same place multiple times.

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Does Cal owe someone money? What the heck is going on here?

TerrapinStation87
TerrapinStation87

@brians356 The "Baltimore area"? West Baltimore is predominantly where most of the violent crime occurs, and, as Jordan has pointed out, she resides in Aberdeen. I grew up in Harford County. It isn't that dangerous.

JordanSchatz
JordanSchatz

@brians356 She doesn't live in Baltimore. She lives in Aberdeen which is 40 minutes away in Harford County. 

rpearlston
rpearlston

@Richard--Ramirez The Romans said that when you point a finger at someone else, you point 3 at yourself.  

In one of your posts today, you called a large percentage of the western world losers.  I'd say that you're definitely living down to what the Romans said.  We are not the losers here, but you...