Cal Ripken Jr.: Mom's kidnapping 'bizarre'

Cal Ripken Jr., right, speaks with his mother Vi Ripken after a press conference after the Orioles game with the Tampa Bay Devil Ray in which Ripken hit his 400th career home run in the third inning, Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999 in Baltimore.(AP Photo/John Gillis)

August 3, 2012 10:13:30 AM PDT
Cal Ripken Jr. says his family and the police are still searching for answers about the kidnapping of his mother last week, a crime he called "bizarre" and unsettling.

At a news conference Friday in Baltimore, Ripken appealed for the public's help in locating the man responsible for kidnapping his 74-year-old mother, Vi, at gunpoint. Vi Ripken was found unharmed in her car, but Ripken says she remains shaken up and is too traumatized to return home.

The Hall of Fame infielder appeared to choke up as he described a phone call from his sister last week indicating that his mother might be missing. He said it was "a horrible night."