Friday, November 28, 2003

Cal Makes a Nice Save at Home
A naked man who was shot in the back showed up at the home of retired Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken on Thanksgiving night and pleaded for help, police said.

Ripken said he called 911, though police did not identify him by name.


The wounded man, Brian Robins, 20, of Baltimore, was found on Ripken's porch around 9 p.m. Thursday. He was taken by helicopter to a hospital and was released early Friday, officials said.

Robins told police that he was kidnapped Thursday by three men who held him captive for nine hours, forced him into the trunk of their car, then ordered him to strip and run, Vinson said. Robins said he was shot as he ran away, according to police.


"This was obviously an unusual and upsetting situation for me and my family, but I did what any other person would do given the circumstances," Ripken said in a statement. "I called the police, and they responded immediately and it is now in their hands."
I miss Cal


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