Cops: Cal Ripken's Mom Victim of Attempted Carjacking

A 33-year-old man has been arrested and charged for allegedly trying to carjack the mother of baseball legend Cal Ripken, Jr. Tuesday.

Vi Ripken was in the parking lot of a bank on Post Road in Aberdeen, Md. Tuesday around 3 p.m. when a man with a gun approached her and told her he wanted her car, authorities said.

Ripken activated her car's panic alarm and the man fled the area, only to be caught a short time later.

Police have identified the suspect as Jesse A. Bowen of Havre de Grace, Md.

He has been charged with attempted armed robbery, attempted armed carjacking, possessing a dangerous weapon, first-degree assault and several controlled substance-related charges.

He is currently being held without bond at the Hartford County Detention Center.

This is not the first time Cal Ripken's mother has fallen victim to a crime. Last year, she was blindfolded and driven around for nearly 24 hours before she was found unharmed in her car. Cal

Ripken called the crime bizarre and unsettling, and no one has been arrested in the abduction.

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