Kidnapping victims call Charles Ramsey their hero
Charles Ramsey stated that was eating in his home south of downtown Cleveland when he heard screaming next door and went to investigate. That’s when he saw Amanda Berry and a young child. Berry was shouting for help and trying to get outside.
“I go on the porch and she said ‘Help me get out. I’ve been here a long time.’” Ramsey said.
He and another witness then broke the bottom of the door and freed the inhabitants. Inside the house were two other missing women: Gina Dejesus, who disappeared in 2004, and Michele Knight, who went missing in 2002.
Ramsey used his cellphone to call 911; click here to listen to the exchange (Warning: Graphic language).
When he handed the phone to Berry, she told the 911 dispatcher: “I’ve been kidnapped, and I’ve been missing for 10 years. And I’m here. I’m free now.”
Ramsey told news reporters that he was stunned by the news that these women had been held captive next door.
“I barbecue with this dude,” Ramsey said. “We eat ribs and what not, listen to salsa music, you see where I’m coming from? Not a clue that that girl was in that house, or anybody else was in there against their will.”
All three women were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center and were in fair condition.
In an exclusive interview with Anderson Cooper, Charles Ramsey said he is not a hero but he also is not a coward and people have got to stop this not getting in other peoples business stulff: Read an excerpt of that interview below:
COOPER: Do you feel like a hero?
COOPER: Because there’s a lot of people, they’re saying you’re a hero.
RAMSEY: No, no, no. Bro, I’m a Christian, an American, and just like you. We bleed same blood, put our pants on the same way. It’s just that you got to put that – being a coward, and I don’t want to get in nobody’s business. You got to put that away for a minute.
COOPER: Because you know how it is. There’s a lot of people who turn away.
RAMSEY: You have to have cajones, bro.
COOPER: Keep walking down on the street.
RAMSEY: That’s all what it’s about. It’s about cajones on this planet.
COOPER: Has the FBI said anything about a reward or anything? Because there was that – there was a reward for finding her.
RAMSEY: I tell you what you do, give it to them. Because if folks been following this case since last night, you been following me since last night, you know I got a job anyway. Just went picked it up, paycheck. What that address say? That say?
COOPER: I don’t have my glasses. I’m blind as a bat.
RAMSEY: 2203 Seymour. Where are them girls living? Right next door to this paycheck. So yes, take that reward and give it to – that little girl came out the house and she was crying. And I’m looking at her, right, I’m like your mama trying to help you, girl, shut up. I don’t know, right. And she’s like I want my daddy. And I said, who’s her daddy? She said Ariel.
COOPER: She said that.
RAMSEY: Yes. I said well, how’s that possible? Because you wouldn’t – if you got kidnapped, he was having sex with you? Oh, Jesus. That little girl is his? Now we want to hurt you.
COOPER: You felt that?
RAMSEY: Bro, this will be a different interview, I told you that, if we had known that. Man, I would be facing
COOPER: Wow. I’m glad it turned out this way.
Praise God for Ramsey willingness not to mind his own business and helping the victims and bringing these kidnapping cases to happy endings, now lets see if he gets the reward money,great job Charles Ramsey!