Wounded Man Seeks Help at Cal Ripken’s House

They play some strange games on Thanksgiving in Baltimore.

REISTERSTOWN, Md.  — 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.

A man from the Ripken household called 911, according to a police report that did not identify Ripken by name.

"The homeowner called and said there was a man banging on his door and he didn’t know what was going on," said Baltimore County police spokesman Sean Vincent. "He called back a short time later and said the victim appeared to have been shot."

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, Vincent said.

Robins said he was shot as he ran away, according to police.

~ by kinshay on 2003-11-28.

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