A recent trend on the internet emerged where star personalities are borne from eyewitness news interviews. It doesn’t matter how heinous or serious the crime, if the interview subject is (unknowingly) funny and charismatic, they become an overnight internet celebrity. Antoine Dodson and Sweet Brown became household names that way, and the latest character to come out of an online news story is Charles Ramsey.

Ramsey helped rescue three missing Cleveland women from the house where they’d been held captive for ten years. He heard one of the women, Amanda Berry, screaming and ushered her and two other women to safety.

As heartwarming as Ramsey’s Good Samaritan story is, the internet is buzzing about his entertaining interview where he says: “I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms. Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway!” The line was so funny, and true, that the news anchor abruptly ends the interview once Ramsey says it.

His soundbite is now viral, as well as his colorful 911 call and several memes and gifs have been created from his interview. Listen to the call here:

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And watch a video of his interview here:

And another here:

Are you laughing at, err, with Charles Ramsey? Should we even be laughing at news interviews like this? What are your thoughts, Clutchettes?


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  • @The Comment
    I said a similar thing. We ALL have an uncle or cousin like Mr Ramsey. He was remarkably calm and well spoken given what he had just uncovered. Sure, he was a little animated, but I think anyone would be. Point is, he told the truth.

    • The Comment

      Ok.. Great @ Greendoondoon

      Now I wanna know what you think about people knowing that something was off about that house but did not persist that the police do a little digging cause of their immigration status.

      Please view the Pierce Morgan interview with the mother and two teenager girls. The said they saw a naked woman in the backyard but that Creepier than Cat Chit Castro shielded them with a worn out mattress. (The more I think about this crazier and more apparent things get)

      Anyway…view the interview and tell me what you see.


    • The flag outside of their house looked to be a Puerto Rican one., therefore immigration had nothing to do with it.

      As for the other stuff, I think people just don’t want to get involved, think people are just into some freak shit, whatever. Just yesterday, while waiting for my tram, I called the non-emergency police because a couple were having a loud argument and the guy was getting aggressive.

      I don’t want to go down the route of kicking in doors of people who seem a bit “off.” Right now, everything is speculation and I hate trial by media– it’s ruined people’s lives.

      Piers Morgan–ugh. He should be in a jail cell somewhere.

    • cupcakes and shiraz

      I think The Comment meant the immigration status of the neighbours, not the perps (since as you stated, it seems these men were Puerto Rican and ergo, US citizens).

  • Lynne

    I was dreading this video, but now that I’ve seen it, Charles Ramsey doesn’t seem quite as bafoonish as so many have said. He just seems like a working-class guy with a lot of good-natured personality.

    I was expecting someone more like Flava Flav, after everything I’d heard and read about this video.

    Call the Great Emperor of All Supposedly Classy Blacks, Bill Cosby, and as what he thinks.

    • shoSTOPPER

      love your comment- i think most people think the savior has has to be what working class is on tv- in real life we’re just people and he’s good people-

  • Anthony

    It has now come out that Mr. Ramsey did time for felony domestic violence. I say this fact is unfortunate, but it does not diminish what he did on Monday. On MSNBC, Chris Hays made a point to note that Ramsey intervened by kicking down the door because he thought it was a domestic violence situation. I would like to think that he learned something in prison, and his actions are a sort of atonement.

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