On May 6, 2013, Charles Ramsey made national news – all while eating a hamburger. His 9-1-1 call was instrumental in the rescue of kidnapping victim Amanda Berry and two other women, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus. Berry had been missing since 2003; Knight and DeJesus disappeared in 2002 and 2004, respectively.
Ramsey had just returned from McDonald’s when he heard a scream and noticed Berry trying to escape from the house next door. He ran from his living room and together with a neighbor, Angel Cordero, he broke down the door and let her out. Berry explained who she was and Ramsey called 9-1-1. He was remarkably calm while offering her description to the dispatcher and confirming that she needed an ambulance. Ramsey couldn’t answer whether the captor was still in the house, saying “I don’t have a fuckin’ clue, bro. I’m just standing here with my McDonald’s.” That line went viral as news of the remarkable discovery of the girls spread like wildfire on the internet.
Please read the rest at Internet Sensation Charles Ramsey Gets Free Food From McDonald’s: Do You Want Taxes To Go With That? – Forbes. Wonderful story.