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FILE - In this Thursday, May 9, 2013 file photo, a "Welcome Home" sign is posted at a restaurant near a crime scene where three women were held captive for a decade in Cleveland. For Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry and Michelle Knight, who were freed from captivity inside a Cleveland house Monday, May 6, 2013, the ordeal is not over. Next comes recovery _ from sexual abuse and their sudden, jarring reentry into a world much different than the one they were snatched from a decade ago. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)

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Ohio kidnap case hero gets burgers for life

  • Associated Press
  • May 23, 2013 - 5:54 AM

CLEVELAND - 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 ( http://bit.ly/10SPuf4) 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.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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