In the case of Vi Ripken, who was found in the back of her own vehicle, hands bound together, about 24 hours after being abducted from her Aberdeen home at gunpoint, I keep asking myself, who would do that? My aforementioned experience as a police and court reporter exposed me to a lot of criminals, and that exposure showed me that many criminals wind up living the lives they do not out of any inherent evilness or laziness, but because they're desperate. That's not an excuse for their crimes, I think you should have to do your time if you point a gun in the face of a convenience store clerk whether you're strung out on drugs or not. But, more often than not, when I hear about some criminal act, I find myself thinking, "what drove that person to do that?" Well, I don't really care what would drive a person to abduct a 74-year-old woman, because it doesn't matter. That's despicable and I hope they catch whomever did it.