Rescuer Charles Ramsey calls video game in his liking ‘trash,' says he doesn't endorse burgers
Mike Waterhouse, newsnet5.com
5:36 PM, May 24, 2013
11:38 PM, May 24, 2013
CLEVELAND - The man who's making his rounds as one of the heroes who rescued three Cleveland women from captivity is condemning a video game made in his likeness.
A statement issued Friday by Charles Ramsey through the law firm "Patricia A. Walker, Walker & Jocke" said Ramsey is "disgusted" by the online game called "
Charles Ramsey's Burger Bash," which depicts him throwing hamburgers at suspect Ariel Castro.
"I want everyone to know that I have nothing to do with this trash," said Ramsey in the statement.
The burgers were used in the game because Ramsey told NewsChannel5 in his initial interview after the rescue that he was eating a McDonald's Big Mac when he responded to a cry for help.
In the statement, Ramsey also said he does not endorse anything related to the "Ramsey Burgers" or the "burgers for life" offers he's received.
"I never told these people they could use my name for this," he said.
Ramsey said he encourages people to do things that will help the victims.
Ramsey and Angel Cordero have been credited with freeing Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight from a house on Seymour Avenue on May 6. The women had been kidnapped and held captive in the home for years.