Tag: abduction

Police Are Still Hunting the Guy who Kidnapped Cal Ripken Jr.’s Mom for a Day

Sketch via Aberdeen Police Department

Five years out, police haven’t nabbed the suspect who abducted Vi Ripken at gunpoint and left her in the back seat of her own car. Now, they’ve turned to a sketch artist to reignite the investigation.

Arrest Made in Cold Case of Missing Sisters from 1975



Forty years after Katherine and Sheila Lyon went missing in Maryland, police believe that they’ve found the man who allegedly abducted and killed them.

Abducted Philly Woman’s ATM Card Used in Maryland


abduction carlesha

Around 9:40 PM Sunday night, 22-year-old nurse Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was walking down the street near her Philadelphia home when a man grabbed her, dragged her down the street, and forced her into what appears to be a gray Ford Taurus. (A security camera captured the attack; watch it here, if you can handle watching that kind of thing.)

Some Jerk Kidnapped Cal Ripken’s Mom!

Cal Ripken and his mother at his 2001 retirement ceremony in Baltimore.

If you’re looking to be upset about the state of the world these days, here’s one for you: on Tuesday, some jerk abducted Cal Ripken’s 74 year-old mom! (Don’t worry, she’s safe and sound now.)