Cleveland resident Charles Ramsey is the man responsible for finding three women who had been missing for almost 10 years. “I heard screaming, I’m eating my McDonald's, I come outside, and I see this girl going nuts trying to get out of the house,” said Ramsey, who lives nearby.
The girl was screaming for help and Ramsey went to her aid, getting her out of the house by kicking in a door. The only thing she said to him afterwards was: “I’m Amanda Berry, call 911.”
Ramsey didn’t initially realize Berry was one of three teenagers that have been missing for almost a decade from the Cleveland area. Hear the frantic 911 call from Charles Ramsey and Amanda Berry here. The transcript of Amanda Berry's 911 call is below as well. Warning: NSFW language.
Amanda Berry 911 call transcript:
Caller: Help me. I'm Amanda Berry.
Dispatcher: You need police, fire, ambulance?
Caller: I need police.
Dispatcher: OK, and what's going on there?
Caller: I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years, and I'm, I'm here, I'm free now.
Dispatcher: OK, and what's your address?
Caller: 2207 Seymour Avenue.
Dispatcher: 2207 Seymour. Looks like you're calling me from 2210.
Dispatcher: Looks like you're calling me from 2210.
Caller: I can't hear you.
Dispatcher: Looks like you're calling me from 2210 Seymour.
Caller: I'm across the street; I'm using the phone.
Dispatcher: OK, stay there with those neighbors. Talk to police when they get there.
Dispatcher: OK, talk to police when they get there.
Caller: OK. Hello?
Dispatcher: OK, talk to the police when they get there.
Caller: OK (unintelligible).
Dispatcher: We're going to send them as soon as we get a car open.
Caller: No, I need them now before he gets back.
Dispatcher: All right; we're sending them, OK?
Caller: OK, I mean, like ...
Dispatcher: Who's the guy you're trying -- who's the guy who went out?
Caller: Um, his name is Ariel Castro.
Dispatcher: OK. How old is he?
Caller: He's like 52.
Dispatcher: And, uh -
Caller: I'm Amanda Berry. I've been on the news for the last 10 years.
Dispatcher: I got, I got that, dear. (Unintelligible) And, you say, what was his name again?
Caller: Uh, Ariel Castro.
Dispatcher: And is he white, black or Hispanic?
Caller: Uh, Hispanic.
Dispatcher: What's he wearing?
Caller (agitated): I don't know, 'cause he's not here right now. That's why I ran away.
Dispatcher: When he left, what was he wearing?
Caller: Who knows (unintelligible).
Dispatcher: The police are on their way; talk to them when they get there.
Caller: Huh? I ... OK.
Dispatcher: I told you they're on their way; talk to them when they get there, OK.
Caller: All right, OK. Bye.
Ariel Castro, the homeowner of the house where the missing women were found, was arrested along with two brothers in connection with the investigation of the missing women.
The case is currently under investigation by police.
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