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Charles Ramsey, Ohio kidnap case hero, promised free burgers for life - report

Charles Ramsey, a man who helped rescue three women held captive for a decade in an Ohio house, is seen in this undated file photo.

May 23, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Charles Ramsey, the man who famously put down his burger to help rescue three kidnap victims in Cleveland, won't have to pay for another burger for the rest of his life, according to a report.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Ramsey has been promised free burgers for life from more than a dozen Cleveland-area restaurants.

Ramsey was called a hero after helping 27-year-old Amanda Berry, 23-year-old Gina DeJesus and 32-year-old Michelle Knight break out of a house where they were held captive for a decade. The homeowner, Ariel Castro, is now facing kidnap and rape charges.

During media interviews that went viral online, Ramsey said that he was eating a Big Mac when he heard Berry screaming for help. He helped kick down the door, freeing Berry and her 6-year-old daughter.

The restaurant where Ramsey worked as a dishwasher also reportedly created a special burger in his honor.