Neighbor Charles Ramsey has told how he heard screams coming from an Ohio home and went to investigate -- a decision that led to the discovery of three women missing for years. To the neighbors, the house on Seymour Avenue in Cleveland seemed normal. There was nothing to indicate that inside -- in addition to the resident they had come to know -- were women who had disappeared in separate cases about a decade ago.Here's a couple of clips of Ramsey hamming it up for local news stations.
That changed on Monday.
"This girl is kicking the door and screaming," Ramsey told NBC station WKYC-TV. "So I go over there ... and I say, 'Can I help? What’s going on?' And she says, 'I’ve been kidnapped, and I’ve been in this house a long time. I want to leave right now.'"
Ramsey, who lived across the street and let the woman use his phone to call 911, described being stunned when he realized that the woman was Amanda Berry, who had been missing for 10 years.
Ramsey told reporters he had barbecued with the 52-year-old man who lived in the house. Police said that the man and two of his brothers, ages 50 and 54, had been arrested.
There were more surprises to come for Ramsey, other neighbors and the police. Also found in the house were Gina DeJesus, 23, who had been missing for nine years, and Michelle Knight, 30, who had been missing for 11 years.
Lets be real here: this was an act of heroism. Many people would have just looked the other way, but Ramsey saw the woman in distress and kicked in the door, allowing her to escape. That's gotta count for something. I don't know if there is a reward available in this case, but there should be.
That said... come on' bruh! What in the name of Sweet Brown is this?
It seems like every couple of months, local news stations will catch some black person actin' a damn fool and next thing you know, that person's got autotuned remixes on Youtube and phantom Twitter accounts. And yes, both have already happened with Ramsey. I hope he can stand the scrutiny and unwanted attention headed his way. Actually, who are we kidding? I don't give a sh*t, I just needed a Charles Ramsey post. So yeah, good luck Chuck.
If this dude becomes a Hebrew Israelite in a few months, you'll know why.
Question: Do local news stations always have to look for the most ignorant, uninformed person to interview?!? I know Ramsey was essential to this story since he IS the story, but still...