He told us he would do it one day, and that day is now here. Cleveland resident turned national hero, Charles Ramsey – the man who awakened on May 6, 2013 – a day he had no reason to believe would be unlike any other, rescued three women and a child from the house of horrors they had involuntarily inhabited for a decade has now written his first book about the ordeal.
Ramsey opened up to RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview following the completion of his book, and spoke about that spring day he helped rescue the three missing girls, and why he never suspected Castro was capable of anything so heinous.
“I was in my house in my living room sitting on the couch, when I heard banging and screaming and yelling from next door. I heard somebody screaming, saying, ‘Get me out of here!’ So I go outside, look at the porch and as I’m looking I see a hand waving out the screen door,” Ramsey told Radar.
“I see my neighbors all looking and think, how long have they all been looking and no one’s doing anything? I go off my porch and go close and say ask her what’s the matter. ‘I’m trapped in here, I’ve been here a long time and I want to get out,’ she said.”
But Ramsey admits he wasn’t so eager to get involved at first, because, as he tells Radar, he thought maybe it was a domestic incident with Castro’s girlfriend, but quickly realized that was not the case.
“She says, ‘Please. Save me.’ I look at her and I said, ‘Okay, what do you want me to do?’ She said, ‘I don’t care, just get me out of here before he gets back,” he said.
“I got her out and she asked for a phone so I took her into my house and the kid with her is screaming and she won’t be quiet. Amanda said, ‘She wants her daddy. Daddy is Ariel.’