Transcript for Cal Ripken Jr.'s Mother Abducted at Gunpoint, Held Hostage
-- shocking scare for an American sports -- baseball great cal Ripken junior. His mother abducted at gunpoint held hostage for almost 24 hours she is home safe now but her kidnap her. Is still on the loose and ABC's Pierre Thomas has that story. Cal Ripken baseball's -- and the of the record 2015. Worst years of his life to. His mother -- seen here would Ripken in uniform was a missing and this morning we know she was kidnapped and blindfolded at gunpoint. Had a gun and a mask and gloves on she couldn't recognize him who he wasn't. Toll -- -- and put a mask on -- mrs. Ripken spoke to her next door neighbor go scoreless ski. After the suspect dropped her off unharmed -- home roughly thirty miles northeast of Baltimore. She was found nearly 24 hours after she disappeared. With their hands bound behind her back in the backseat of her car. She said he was very nice actually and stopped at that oral -- like a step forward and other things enough. People he lit cigarettes for. -- say it's unclear whether mrs. Ripken was intentionally targeted. The -- did not ask for ransom and this we don't know what if any relationship there was between being the perpetrators of this crime and -- room. The Ripken family said in the statement this -- been a very trying time for our family. But we are grateful and relieved that mom is back with us safe and healthy. That's a good news ask for the suspect he's described as a white male tall thin late thirties to early forties and he still on the run George I still is okay -- thank you very much.
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