Watch: Jimmy Kimmel Salutes Hilarious Hero Charles Ramsey

by | May 8, 2013 at 10:03 AM | Jimmy Kimmel Live!

A star is born!

Charles Ramsey, the Cleveland restaurant dishwasher who was just sitting at home, eating a Big Mac and minding his own business when he heard a woman’s screams coming from his neighbor’s house, became an American hero when he ended up kicking in the door and rescuing three Ohio women who had been kidnapped 10 years ago.

While the kidnapping story is horrible and very serious, Ramsey has emerged as an overnight sensation after his unintentionally hilarious descriptions of the kidnapping rescue have gone viral.

For instance, Ramsey’s 911 call for help began like this: “Yeah, hey bro … check this out.”

Later in a live TV interview outside the house of horrors, Ramsey explained:

“Bro, I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms. Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway. Dead giveaway!,” Ramsey shook his head. Then he gave a thumbs up to the camera.

Shocked that the seemingly average and boring man he’s been living next door to for a year could be involved in such a terrible crime, Ramsey exclaimed, “I barbecue with the dude!”

“There’s nothing exciting about him…well, until today,” he added.

Jimmy Kimmel Live!” saluted the entertaining fellow on Tuesday’s show. Watch the Clip Above.