Cal Ripken Jr. on Mom's Kidnapping

Baseball veteran says his mother's abduction appeared planned.
3:00 | 08/03/12

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Now to the headlines involving an american sports legend tonight. Cal rip ken jr speaking out since the bizarre abduction of his mother. He's asking for the public's help. Reporter: A shaken baseball legend cal ripken didn't want to talk to reporters. The reason I'm standing reluctantly in front of you is just to help the process. Reporter: The process to find his mother's kidnapper, this man according to police. It was last tuesday that a masked man entered vi ripken's garage, cal's boyhood home. Kidnapping her a gunpoint driving off in her car. 14 hours later, cal got the call. His mom was missing. It was the worst feeling you can imagine. Reporter: The hometown boy who thrilled fans for years felt helpless. I physically got in the car and drove around, it's like trying to find a needle in a haystack I suppose. But it made me feel like I was doing something. It was a horrible night. Reporter: The kidnapper reportedly made her comfortable. He was captured by security cameras at a maryland walmart. the car and vi ripken near her house. Tonight the mystery remains. Was it ripken's celebrity the fact that he's a hall of famer known as the ironman because of his streak of not missing a game. Was it that notoriety that led to his mother being kidnapped? Reporter: Police say they don't know and neither does rip ken. But he believes the kidnapping was premeditated. It's bizarre on many levels and it's unsettling on many levels. I think I struggle with why. So I'd want to know why. Reporter: His mother still too desrout to live in her home. Which is why more than a half a dozen bill boards around baltimore are the plea of the baseball hero looking for the man who took his mom.

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