Cal Ripken Jr. called his mother's kidnapping bizarre but said she is a "tough, strong woman" who is resuming her daily routine.
In his first public comments on the subject Friday, the Baltimore Orioles' Hall of Famer said that the police and his family have few answers as to why his 74-year-old mother, Vi, was abducted at gunpoint from her house and driven around for nearly 24 hours before being left unharmed in her car near her Aberdeen, Md., home.
“It's bizarre in many ways,” Ripken said. “Mom, by and large, is a tough, strong woman. She's been able to endure this.”
Police have released few details of the abduction. Ripken said it appears the culprits planned the kidnapping but had no knowledge that she was the mother of a famous baseball player. There was no ransom demand. Police did release a sketch of a suspect as well as video pulled from a surveillance camera at a store.