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October 16, 2013

Cal Ripken's Mom Thwarts Carjacking: Violet Ripken, the mother of baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., foiled an armed carjacking Tuesday in a bank parking lot in Aberdeen, Md., when she hit the panic button on her car's keys. The man fled but a suspect was arrested two hours later after being seen on an ATM's security video. In a July 2012 incident, Violet Ripken was kidnapped and held captive 24 hours by an armed man who showed up at her home. That crime has not been solved.

posted by rcade to baseball at 01:55 PM - 6 comments

What is up with this woman? Does she wear some sort of sign that says "I want to be your crime victim"? Once is an event, twice is a coincidence, and if this sort of thing happens a third time, something needs to be done.

posted by Howard_T at 09:58 PM on October 16

Violent Ripken.

posted by holden at 10:24 PM on October 16

If Greg Maddux and Violet Ripken met in a dark alley, who would be left standing?

posted by Hugh Janus at 06:59 AM on October 17

If Greg Maddux and Violet Ripken met in a dark alley, who would be left standing?

Not anyone else that saw the meeting happen...

posted by grum@work at 08:49 AM on October 17

Chuck Norris would survive. Barely.

posted by BoKnows at 01:07 PM on October 17

posted by beaverboard at 05:44 PM on October 17

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