Charles Ramsey, neighbor who aided Cleveland rescue becomes Internet darling (VIDEO)

Three women, who went missing separately about a decade ago, and a six-year-old girl were rescued from a house in Cleveland Monday night.

According to reports, the rescue happened after one of the missing women, Amanda Berry, flagged down a neighbor, Charles Ramsey, who then helped her slip through an obstructed front door.

Ramsey has become somewhat of a star on the Web. Video from his interview with Cleveland’s ABC affiliate, News Channel 5, has been widely shared on YouTube and social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

In the interview, Ramsey speaks about the rescue and his shock at discovering that three women were allegedly held hostage near his home for years.

“Bro, I knew something was wrong when a little, pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms. Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway. Dead giveaway,” Ramsey told the reporter.

Social news site BuzzFeed has already rounded up some of the memes around Ramsey — they range from GIFs to parodies of Dos Equis’s viral marketing campaign “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” And, yes, there are auto-tuned versions of Ramsey’s interview.

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Watch the Ramsay interview here.

Complete coverage of the Cleveland rescue here.

Hear Amanda Berry’s 911 call here.

Bethonie Butler is a producer and a reporter on The Post’s engagement team. She oversees online comments and has also contributed to The Style Blog and She The People.


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