Cal Ripken, Jr. pleads for information on mother's abductor
Baseball great's mother was forcibly abducted, released
- Duration 5:36
- Date Aug 3, 2012
Baseball great's mother was forcibly abducted, released
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Look at this video do you recognize this man we take a close look.
This is surveillance footage of the man police believe kidnapped Howard king junior's mom at gunpoint from our home in Maryland last week.
74 year old by Ripken was abducted and found one day later tied up in the backseat of a car.
Mysterious right well police described the suspect is a white male late thirties or early forties looks like that during -- right now to speak for the first time.
About this incident baseball great cal Ripken junior cal which was better circumstances.
Allow how -- your mom first off.
Well I mean that that's the reason I'm come on the day is there for two folders one is everyone's asking about my mom and -- what what condition she's in and those sort of things.
She's doing quite well I mean she's doing okay.
She is gone through a very traumatic experience one that's you if you look at and think -- this is a a movie and somehow we're -- it.
On the second thing is just to make a plea law enforcement needs.
Help in finding this guy.
And what can you tell us we got his stats about 510 about why between thirty and forty -- have a sketch that you guys put together.
What is your mom and able to say about.
The way he talks the way he moved him what he said.
Not not a whole lot you know very little conversation.
As you went through the day at least she was taken from her home in a garage.
At gunpoint she was tied up and she was in a car.
Basically for the next 23 hours and then she was delivered back.
Two doors down from mother original places she was taken from -- house and she's thank goodness she's she's back home she's safe she's she's unharmed.
You know psychologically I think she's a little -- but you know we're just really happy we have a back.
Obviously and then the key is -- safety Panetta -- is back.
Do you believe that is who they knew who they were -- this guy knew who he was kidnapping.
You know this is the most bizarre thing I mean we don't know that for a fact it could could be that could be.
It was planned it was premeditated.
Who knows there was a lot of thought that went into it puts there was no reference to the last name there was no reference to.
Him even knowing who she was so could be very random -- could be something more we don't know that well I mean and when she was found.
Did she say that there was any conversation in the car.
Along the way was there any demands made.
Now no demands no no conversation this.
There were several times and insurance that's that she wouldn't be hurt that she was going to be brought back.
A home and then I think the only things you said was like when.
And and and we really don't know why it was 23 hours we don't know why the timeframe we don't know a whole lot about it so.
You know law enforcement certainly is certain that the picture that has been circulated is the is the -- suspect.
And they just need help in finding him.
Hey account just wondered in thinking about this if they do knew who she was have police questioned you were Billy about people that might have something -- for you.
You know -- so many crazy people out there -- certain.
Yes certainly the investigation is -- many different forms I mean we haven't.
Mean the reason I wanna come on here to talk to today is first and foremost is a letter nobody -- the mom's OK because that everyone's really worried about mom secondly is to help law enforcement.
There but -- they've been investigating every angle of it now everybody's been interviewed and they're looking and all different possibilities so.
You know -- -- haven't left any stone unturned so far.
So if this if you're listening on radio and -- able to see it watch the show back but also called this number if you don't lady thing for one -- 8365432.
And I can imagine -- and make your mom's sleep a lot easier.
Well we get this guy right I mean that would do a lot for before her psychologically to -- I imagine.
Yeah I mean she's not back in our house yet so I'm not give you some sort indication of the feeling that she has.
Right now that it's a very traumatic experience it makes all of us think differently about about our security and our own lives.
And and certainly she hasn't recovered from that yet so.
Yeah I would make everybody feel a whole lot.
Whole lot easier.
And -- -- do you guys personally stepped up they security for yourselves.
Well -- we we always take precaution but certainly yes the answers yes -- that.
All right and right now near your mom's not -- everything still up in the year end and the police in support of you coming forward and talking about this.
Yeah I mean the investigation is -- on a couple cases they didn't want.
Too much -- -- media coverage in the very beginning and then now they've they've reached out said -- they need.
Assistance and they need help so.
Again you know coming on today I thank you for the opportunity.
It it is to assist law enforcement is to ask for everyone's eyes on the case and everything they know.
So that's really why we're coming out but also again I wanted to reiterate.
Could become one of the main reasons I wanna come -- was to assure everyone that.
That Mamas don't find -- -- she's a strong lady and -- is.
She's she's recovered pretty well.
She is an -- it's 74 years old having to put up with it so dramatic.
The typical -- -- tough banking and persevering through cal hero's welcome here anything we can do to help police now.
Also know -- -- gonna post this entire segment online.
On FOX & Friends dot com this week check -- the sketches in the video for yourself Kalb thanks so much.
Thank you Brian thank.