Man Suspected of Abducting Cal Ripken's Mother Caught on Tape

Investigators have released surveillance footage of the man they believe kidnapped Vi Ripkin.
1:50 | 08/01/12

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

More information on this video
Enhanced full screen
Explore related content
Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Man Suspected of Abducting Cal Ripken's Mother Caught on Tape
NOW, TO BASEBALL HALL OF FAMER, CAL RIPKEN JR. HIS MOTHER KIDNAPPED, ABDUCTED AT GUNPOINT. FORTUNATELY, THESE BACK HOME AND DOING WELL. NOW, THERE'S NEWLY-RELEASED SURVEILLANCE TAPE OF THE MAN THAT COULD BE TO BLAME. ABC'S DAVID KERLEY HAS THAT. Reporter: THIS IS OUR FIRST GOOD LOOK AT THE MAN SUSPECTED OF NAPPING VI RIPKEN AND HOLDING HER. THE TALL, WHITE MAN WALKING IN AND OUT OF A MARYLAND STORE. AT THE SAME TIME, HE ALLEGEDLY HAD TIED OUT, OUTSIDE IN HER OWN CAR, THE MOTHER OF CAL RIPKEN. KNOWN AS BASEBALL'S IRONMAN FOR HIS STREAK OF NOT MISSING A GAME. THE NEXT DAY, THE HALL OF FAMER'S MOTHER WAS FOUND IN HER CAR, NEAR HER HOME IN THE BALTIMORE AREA. IT HAD BEEN A 24-HOUR ORDEAL. RIPKEN TOLD NEIGHBORS SHE WAS SCARED BUT THE ABDUCTOR TOOK CARE OF HER NEEDS. SHE SAID HE WAS REALLY NICE. THEY STOPPED AT ROYAL FARMS AND GOT FOOD AND OTHER THINGS. HE LIT CIGARETTES FOR HER. Reporter: DURING THE 30 SECONDS OF VIDEO RELEASED BY POLICE, IT APPEARS THE SUSPECT BOUGHT SOMETHING AT THE STORE. YOU SEE HIM CARRYING A PACKAGE. POLICE GOT A TIP ABOUT THIS VIDEO. BUT SAY THIS MORNING, THEY ARE FRUSTRATED THEY STILL HAVEN'T CRACKED THE CASE. IT'S TAKING MORE TIME THAN WE ORIGINALLY THOUGHT IT MIGHT TAKE. Reporter: POLICE HAVE RELEASED THIS SKETCH AND ARE OFFERING A $200,000 REWARD. BUT ARE NOT SAYING ANYTHING ABOUT A POSSIBLE MOTIVE. CLEARLY, THE ABDUCTOR DID NOT HAVE HIS HEART IN THIS. HE TOOK A LOT OF RISK. DOESN'T LOOK LIKE HE GOT MUCH OUT OF IT, OTHER THAN INFLICTING FEAR ON THE RIPKEN FAMILY FOR A NUMBER OF HOURS. Reporter: ACCORDING TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS, VI RIPKEN IS RESTING AND WORKING WITH POLICE. HOPING THEY CATCH THIS MAN SOON. FOR "GOOD MORNING AMERICA," DAVID KERLEY, ABC NEWS, WASHINGTON.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"id":16903083,"title":"Man Suspected of Abducting Cal Ripken's Mother Caught on Tape","duration":"1:50","description":"Investigators have released surveillance footage of the man they believe kidnapped Vi Ripkin.","section":"GMA","mediaType":"Default"}