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Ohio kidnap case hero gets burgers for life

8:16 AM, May 23, 2013   |    comments
Washington,DC- MAY 11 Radio Talk Show Host Rock Newman interviews Charles Ramsey about his heroic effort to free three women held against their will by Ariel Castro. (Photo by Lucian Perkins/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- The man who famously put down his Big Mac to help rescue three women held captive for a decade in an Ohio house will never have to pay for another burger in his hometown.

Charles Ramsey has been promised free burgers for life at more than a dozen Cleveland-area restaurants.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports that the restaurant where Ramsey worked as a dishwasher initially created a special burger in his honor, but eateries in the city decided a larger tribute was due.

Ramsey was called a hero after helping Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight break out of the house May 6. Ariel Castro is now facing charges.

The newspaper says Ramsey was traveling and would get his "Chuck Card" when he returns.

 

Associated Press

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