Ten years after she disappeared, Amanda Berry escaped the Cleveland, OH basement she was trapped in. Listen to the chilling 911 call that saved her and two other girls.
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who all vanished approximately ten years ago were miraculously found in a Cleveland, Ohio home on May 6. They were rescued when Amanda, now 27, escaped the house and fled to a neighbor’s, where she called the police and told them “I’ve been kidnapped and I’ve been missing for 10 years.” Click to hear the chilling phone call.
Amanda Berry’s Chilling 911 Call To The Police
Amanda escaped the house she was being held captive in for over a decade, and fled into the arms of a neighbor who let her call the police.
“Help me I’m Amanda Berry. I need police. I’ve been kidnapped. I’ve been missing for 10 years,” Amanda told authorities. “I’m Amanda Berry. I’ve been in the news for the last 10 years.”
Full Transcript Of Amanda Berry’s Phone Call
Caller: Help me. I’m Amanda Berry.
Dispatcher: You need police, fire, ambulance?
Caller: I need police.
Dispatcher: OK, and what’s going on there?
Caller: I’ve been kidnapped and I’ve been missing for 10 years, and I’m, I’m here, I’m free now.
Dispatcher: OK, and what’s your address?
Caller: 2207 Seymour Avenue
Dispatcher: 2207 Seymour. Looks like you’re calling me from 2210.
Dispatcher: Looks like you’re calling me from 2210.
Caller: I can’t hear you.
Dispatcher: Looks like you’re calling me from 2210 Seymour.
Caller: I’m across the street; I’m using the phone.
Dispatcher: OK, stay there with those neighbors. Talk to police when they get there.
Dispatcher: Ok, talk to police when they get there.
Caller: OK. Hello?
Dispatcher: OK, talk to the police when they get there.
Caller: OK (unintelligible).
Dispatcher: We’re going to send them as soon as we get a car open.
Caller: No, I need them now before he gets back.
Dispatcher: All right; we’re sending them, OK?
Caller: OK, I mean, like …
Dispatcher: Who’s the guy you’re trying — who’s the guy who went out?
Caller: Um, his name is Ariel Castro.
Dispatcher: OK. How old is he?
Caller: He’s like 52.
Dispatcher: And, uh –
Caller: I’m Amanda Berry. I’ve been on the news for the last 10 years.
Dispatcher: I got, I got that, dear. (Unintelligible) And, you say, what was his name again?
Caller: Uh, Ariel Castro.
Dispatcher: And is he white, black or Hispanic?
Caller: Uh, Hispanic.
Dispatcher: What’s he wearing?
Caller (agitated): I don’t know, ’cause he’s not here right now. That’s why I ran away.
Dispatcher: When he left, what was he wearing?
Caller: Who knows (unintelligible).
Dispatcher: The police are on their way; talk to them when they get there.
Caller: Huh? I – OK.
Dispatcher: I told you they’re on their way; talk to them when they get there, OK.
Caller: All right, OK. Bye.
Amanda Berry & Two Missing Girls Found
Amanda, who vanished on April 21, 2003, was being held captive with Gina, missing since April 2, 2004, and Michelle, 32, last seen in 2002 at age 21.
The owner of the house, Ariel Castro, 52, who had lived in the house at the house since 1992, was arrested, according to Radar Online. His two brothers, Onil, 50, and Pedro, 54, were also arrested.
“I heard screaming, I’m eating my McDonalds, I come outside, I see this girl going nuts trying to get outside,” Charles Ramsey, the neighbor, told local News Net 5. “I go on the porch and she says, ‘Help me get out. I’ve been here a long time.’ I figure it was domestic violence dispute. So I opened the door and we couldn’t get in that way. We kicked the bottom. She comes out with a little girl and says, ‘Call 911, my name is Amanda Berry.’ When she told me, it didn’t register until I called 911…I thought this girl was dead.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do YOU think Amanda is really brave?