Charles Ramsey Is Your New Internet Hero

May 6th, 2013 // 43 Comments
Charles Ramsey
WATCH: Charles Ramsey On Saving Amanda Berry
Smash! Smash! Sma-ash!
Kai Autotune
Kai The Homeless Hitchhiking Hero Read More »

True story. Just a few hours ago, after watching some tattooed stoner moron let his kids climb a tree dangling over a busy street which reminded me of Kai the Homeless Hitchhiking Hatchet Hero and how short of a life-span these Internet sensations have in our post-Antoine Dodson world. But then I forgot all that stuff because now we have a new crazy person interviewed right after extraordinarily saving a life: Charles Ramsey, the Cleveland man who earlier today helped rescue Amanda Berry, a girl missing for over 10 years and presumed dead, which then led to the discovery of two more missing girls that were also kidnapped roughly a decade ago. According to Gawker, the suspect, a 53-year-old Ariel Castro, was a friendly musician who would not only invite neighbors over for barbecue (“I had ribs with the man!” proclaimed Charles.) and nobody suspected a thing, but had a son who wrote an article about the missing women in their local paper and claims to have had no clue. Except I’m getting in the way of Charles:

“I heard screaming… And I see this girl going nuts trying to get outside,” Ramsey said. “I go on the porch and she said ‘Help me get out. I’ve been here a long time.’ I figure it was domestic violence dispute.”
“She comes out with a little girl and says ‘Call 911, my name is Amanda Berry’… When she told me, it didn’t register.”

Wait for it…

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

Ladies and gentlemen, we have Internet.

UPDATE: Holy shit, the 911 call is even better. Charles Ramsey should spend the rest of his life saving kidnap victims who don’t have a phone. It’s the man’s calling. (h/t Matt Ufford)


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

    Kendall escaped Khloe’s trap.

  2. McDonalds: When you absolutely, positively, want to become an Internet meme

  3. “I ain’t got time for that, hide your sisters!”

    I wonder if he would have ignored their screams if he had good take out instead of Mcdonald’s.

  4. OK

    So, Silvia Browne went on Montel in 2004 and told Amanda Berry’s mother that she was dead.

    Apparently Berry’s mother was ‘never the same’ after hearing that, and her health deteriorated. She died of heart failure at 44 about 2 years later.

    Whether that woman’s health had anything to do with Browne or not, it’s pretty fucked up to see how frauds like that can take advantage of people who are so desperate for good news, or just some closure.

    Not as fucked up as kidnapping, of course, but the difference is that kidnapping isn’t exactly socially acceptable. We don’t turn kidnappers into celebrities or put them on television.

  5. Kodos

    For once, a happy ending to this sort of case.

    These girls will need some recovery, but it beats death.

    Well done, Mr. Ramsey.

    Hang the perps.

  6. fuckthis

    Now imagine it was a white rescuer saying:

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

    That would be: RACIST!!!


    • Brought It

      Let it go.

      • But if he can’t turn a story about something decent in the world into something divisive, then what is the point of life? Hopefully someone can turn this into a referendum on gun control or immigration.

      • you know what black guy’s arms I wouldn’t run into? Obama’s. He’s a muslim socialist facist nazi gun grabbin’ kenyan. Doesn’t even speak english.

    • duh

      Um, no. A white man would probably never say that because he is privileged. A black man would say that because he has encountered racism all his life. Your argument is invalid.

      • you two idiots are proof positive that some people will argue with a stop sign. thankfully these women didn’t have to depend on either of you for help!!!

      • stfu. walk around a black neighborhood at night sometime, and tell me how only whites are racist. ignorant people are racists, it’s nothing exclusive to any race.

    • huh

      oh? I didn’t even realize now white men could simply & publicily call a black girl pretty without spontaneously bursting into flames.

    • No, it would have been racist if he had used the phrase “honky bitch”. “Pretty little white girl” is perfectly acceptable.

    • mtume

      pretty tough being white huh? stay strong you shall overcome.


      • To Mr Ramsey and your neighbor.. I hope y’all have the most awesome life ever from now on. It is so wonderful to have some good news for a change. So……… who do you want to play you in the movie? ;) I am not a little girl anymore but If I met you I would be thrilled to run to your arms.Thank you so much for helping these women!!

  7. Aunt Jemima

    Check it bleed. BRO was OOONHN. Didn’t trip. But the folks was freekin. HEY! They pilots were laid to the bone homes. So BLOOD hammered out and jammed G! Tighened that bad sucks upside the runway like motherfu… Shiiiitt.

  8. Deacon Jones

    lmao, oh man, that 911 call is twice as good….

    I always start out my emergency calls with “Check it, bro!”

  9. cc


  10. Deacon Jones

    $10 bucks when he’s on the Today Show, Matt Lauer, the biggest loser stiff on the planet, will drop a little jive and do a fist bump before the handshake.

    No, $1000.

  11. Cock Dr

    Thank U Mr Ramsey….for calling the police and just being yourself.

  12. The 911 operator sounds dumb as f**k.

  13. Way to beep out his phone number internet.

  14. icecycle66

    What is his favorite McDonalds meal?
    Does he get apples or fries?
    Does he like the new milkshakes?

    Somebody get me his PayPal address so I can send him money.

  15. dontkillthemessenger

    In the movie, Ramsey’s part should be played by Charlie Murphy.

  16. I’d rather listen to this guy describe his McDonald’s lunch than Farrah Abraham read Shakespeare.

  17. stevland

    Ooh, Selling paint tickets. I am mean. I am trying hunger as a weakness tool. Latest choice: I’m meaner the hungrier. Steve, don’t aim arrows at the loose hair on your head.

  18. bigskybabs

    Well, Mr. Ramsey, the white girls and women of this country are ready to line up and throw their arms around you and give you a big fat kiss. Be ready, my friend, be ready.

  19. June Ellis

    may God bless him, he could have just kept going, but instead he got involved! may God bless him with whatever he needs

  20. No matter what people say or think he is A HERO!! This story is such a sigh of relief here in Cleveland. This story has always been in the news. White Black Purple or Orange COURAGE doesnt care about race. WAY TO GO RAMSEY!!!

  21. Janice Cochran

    This world needs more people like Charles Ramsey in this day and age no one wants to get involved and that is why most missing persons are never found. WAY TO GO CHARLES RAMSEY you are a true American hero. God Bless you

  22. Saturday

    No; Mr. Ramsey is not crazy. He showed the only sanity of this entire episode. And he is brave.

  23. Gus

    freeze frame 00.13 and read whats on the back of the bikers vest….priceless!

Leave A Comment