Cleveland Kidnapping Update: Citizen rescuer Charles Ramsey promised free burgers for life

On May 6, 2013, Charles Ramsey heard the cries of kidnapping victim Amanda Berry coming from the Cleveland, Ohio home where she had been held captive for nearly ten years.
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(AP) CLEVELAND - The man who famously put down his Big Mac to help rescue three women held captive for a decade in a Cleveland, Ohio house will never have to pay for another burger in his hometown.

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Charles Ramsey has been promised free burgers for life at more than a dozen 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 has been called a hero after helping Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight break out of the house May 6. Homeowner Ariel Castro is charged with rape and kidnapping in the case.

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

Complete coverage of the Cleveland kidnapping case on Crimesider