Charles Ramsey, who helped rescue three missing Cleveland women from the house where they'd been held captive for a decade, is more than just a good Samaritan and hero: He's also an amazing interview. (And even better on the phone with 911.)
Ramsey, who lives next door to the house where the women were trapped, gave two lively and captivating interviews to local news affiliates after aiding in their rescue yesterday. Ramsey, off from work, heard Amanda Berry screaming, and came outside to see what was going on: "I'm eating my McDonald's; I come outside; I see this girl going nuts," he says. "I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man's arms. Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway!"
Here's his 911 call, in which Ramsey sounds basically like anyone would if he found out a woman had been kidnapped and held in his neighbor's house. (Don't listen to this at full volume at work, unless your supervisor is okay with "This motherfucker done kidnapped me and my daughter and we've been in this bitch—she says her name is Linda Berry or some shit, I don't know who the fuck that is"):
As it turned out, Amanda Berry was the Amanda Berry, a Cleveland girl who'd been missing for 10 years. In the house with her were two other young women, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who'd also gone missing in the last decade—as well as a young girl, apparently Berry's daughter. All three had apparently been kidnapped and held, allegedly by the house's owner Ariel Castro, 52—"I barbecued with this dude! We ate ribs and whatnot, and listened to salsa music!" Ramsey says—who has been arrested along with two of his brothers.
This morning, all three women were released from the hospital. The FBI is still investigating, but doesn't believe any more women were taken.