Cleveland rescuer Charles Ramsey offered free food for year from local McDonald's

CLEVELAND - The man who famously put down his Big Mac to help rescue three women held captive for a decade on Cleveland's west side will be getting free McDonald's for a year.

McDonald's came forward Thursday to offer Ramsey free food, NewsChannel5's John Kosich reported.

A spokeswoman said local franchisees in Ramsey's neighborhood offered him free food at their restaurants. Ramsey told Kosich he was eating McDonald's when he heard Amanda Berry screaming for help

Earlier this week, Ramsey was promised free burgers for life at more than a dozen Cleveland-area restaurants.

Hodge's, 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 west side house May 6. Arial Castro is now facing charges.

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