Cal Ripken holds the major league record for most consecutive games played. He now holds the record for most naked men with bullet holes landing at his doorstep.
REISTERSTOWN, Md. – A naked man who’d been shot in the back showed up at the front door of retired Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken on Thanksgiving night and pleaded for help, police said.
Ripken rushed to call 911.
A “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 Shawn Vinson, who did not identify Ripken by name.
The caller phoned back “a short time later and said the victim appeared to have been shot,” Vinson said.
The wounded man, Brian Robins, 20, of Baltimore, was found on Ripken’s porch Thursday around 9 p.m. and was taken by helicopter to a hospital. Robins was released early yesterday, officials said.
Robins told police he had been kidnapped that day 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 told cops he was shot as he ran away. Police are investigating the incident.
“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,” said a statement issued by Ripken, a future Hall of Famer who holds the record for appearing in the most consecutive games.
“I called the police and they responded immediately, and it is now in their hands,” Ripken’s statement added.