Cleveland’s NBC affiliate WKYC scored an exclusive sit-down interview with Charles Ramsey, the man who discovered missing Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight imprisoned into his neighbor’s home.
Charles Ramsey, 43, instantly became famous across the internet after he gave a descriptive and opinionated interview to another local Cleveland reporter Monday evening.
Now, he said he’s just glad the three women got out of captivity alive and rejects the “hero” label that WKYC’s anchors and others have been affixing to him.
Charles Ramsey says he knows he did a “good deed” but he’s finding it difficult to live with the fact that the three girls were being held against their will next door to him for so long. After retelling the story he originally relayed the night before, Charles Ramsey reacted to the internet sensation he has become, with the anchor asking him what it’s like to be “hashtag Charles Ramsey.”
“I don’t even want it,” Charles Ramsey said of the attention.
“They keep saying I’m a hero. Let me tell you something, I’m an American, and I’m a human being. I’m just like you. I work for a living. There was a woman in distress, so why turn your back on that?”