CLEVELAND, Ohio — McDonald’s says it will reach out to a man widely quoted in accounts of the three women who were found in Cleveland after they went missing about a decade ago.
Charles Ramsey, who lives in the neighborhood where the women were found, noted in an interview with a local TV station that he was eating McDonald’s when the scene unfolded Monday. He also made note of his meal in a 911 call. Both the interview and the 911 call went viral online.
On Tuesday, the world’s biggest hamburger company took to Twitter.
We salute the courage of Ohio kidnap victims & respect their privacy. Way to go Charles Ramsey- we'll be in touch.
— McDonald's Corporation (@McDonaldsCorp) May 7, 2013
Representatives for McDonald’s, based in Oak Brook, Ill., did not immediately return calls for comment, but they haven’t been the only ones hard at work glorifying Ramsey’s actions.
It took YouTube user Corey Cochran less than 24 hours to compile an auto-tune mashup video from the scores of interviews Ramsey gave since assisting in the rescue. You can watch the mashup in the video above.