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It was an ordinary Monday when the extraordinary happened.

The unthinkable happened.

miracle happened.

As the sun soaked Seymour Avenue on that warm afternoon, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight had their freedom.


After a decade of torture, they escaped the clutches of Ariel Castro

May 6, 2013

The escape

5:51 p.m. The call came in.

“Help me, I’m Amanda Berry.”

It was a voice many never thought would be heard from again.

“I’ve been kidnapped and I’ve been missing for 10 years and I’m here. I’m free now.”

She called 911 from a neighbor’s house, pleading for police to come before “he” — Castro — returned.

Once police arrived, all three women were quickly taken to the hospital and out of their living hell, out of the chains they had been shackled with for years.

Seymour Avenue gushed with crowds of people who filled the neighborhood to celebrate the miracle. As cameras watched the event unfold, one man rose to fame after he claimed to be the person who helped in their escape. Charles Ramsey said he was eating McDonald’s when he heard a woman — Berry — screaming for help.

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