A Maryland man is facing charges after police said he tried to carjack baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.'s mother, who thwarted her armed attacker in a bank parking lot by activating her car's panic alarm from her keychain, police said Wednesday.
Jesse A. Bowen, 33, was charged with attempted armed robbery, attempted armed carjacking, possessing a dangerous weapon, first-degree assault and several controlled substance-related offenses, Aberdeen, Md., police said in a statement.
Bowen was being held without bond at the Harford County Detention Center.
The attack in Aberdeen, which is about 25 miles northeast of Baltimore, comes just over a year after Violet Ripken was abducted from her home at gunpoint by a man who drove her around before leaving her unharmed near her house. No arrests have been made in that case.
In the latest incident, Violet Ripken reported to bank employees Tuesday afternoon that a man had approached her with a gun in the parking lot and told her he wanted her vehicle, police said.
Employees called the police, who arrested Bowen after seeing the gunman's picture on an ATM security camera.
In July 2012, Ripken was abducted from her garage, tied up and driven around Maryland for 24 hours. Ripken, who was 74 at the time, was found tied up in her 1998 Lincoln Town Car near her home.
Cal Ripken has offered a $100,000 reward for the capture of her abductor.
REDS’ LATOS RECOVERING
Cincinnati Reds right-hander Mat Latos underwent surgery last week to remove bone chips from his right elbow, according to MLB.com.
Dallas Latos shared the news, tweeting a picture of her husband wearing a brace. He started physical therapy right away and is expected to be recovered in time for the start of spring training in 2014.
The Cincinnati ace complained of soreness in the elbow during the final week of the regular season, prompting then-manager Dusty Baker to start Johnny Cueto instead of Latos in the Reds' 6-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League wild-card game.
The 25-year-old Latos finished the season with a 14-7 record and a 3.16 ERA with 187 strikeouts in 210 2/3 innings.
MATTINGLY TO RETURN?
The Los Angeles Dodgers want Don Mattingly back as manager next year, according to a report.
Mattingly has not signed a contract for 2014, leading to speculation that the Dodgers might consider going in another direction. The team holds an option for 2014 at a reported $1.4 million.
Dodgers managing partner Mark Walter told CBS Sports that Mattingly's status will be addressed after the season, but there appears to be support for his return. Team president Stan Kasten and general manager Ned Colletti ultimately will make the decision.
Earlier in the season, Mattingly's job was in jeopardy when the Dodgers were in last place in the National League West and 9 1/2 games out in June. But the team made a dramatic turnaround and ran away with the division title despite dealing with numerous injuries to key players throughout the season and playoffs.
Mattingly, who is completing his second season as Dodgers manager, also seems to have the support of his players.
The Los Angeles Angels have hired former California Angel Don Baylor as the club’s hitting coach.