Ariel Castro was arrested on May 6 in connection with the abduction of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who were all found on Monday — they were missing for nearly 10 years. Read on to find out more about the suspect.
Ariel Castro, 52, of Cleveland, Ohio, was arrested on May 6 after one of his alleged victims, Amanda Berry, escaped his home and called police. Ariel is now in custody along with his two brothers. As an alleged abductor, you’d be surprised at the life that Ariel lived.
Ariel Castro — 5 Things To Know About Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight’s Suspected Kidnapper
1. Ariel was a school bus driver in the area of Cleveland, Ohio until last year. He was let go after doing an illegal U-turn with children on the bus.
2. He has a passion for motorcycles and the bass guitar.
3. His last post to Facebook on May 2 says, “Miracles really do happen, God is good :)”
4. Ariel was arrested for domestic violence and disorderly conduct in December 1993. He was also stopped six times by Cleveland Police between 1995 and 2008 for traffic violations.
5. He likes to barbeque and listen to salsa music.
On May 6, Amanda, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who were missing for approximately ten years, screamed for help once they were left alone by Ariel, who lived in the home. The screams alerted neighbor Charles Ramsey, who was eating dinner, and he went over to the house to find the women alone in the basement.
“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.”
Amanda then called 911.
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WATCH: Amanda Berry 911 Call
— Chris Rogers
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