Hero In Cleveland Kidnapping Case Says God Wanted Him To Kill Ariel Castro

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Charles Ramsey, who became a national hero after he freed three captive girls from a Cleveland house, said that he felt cheated when captor Ariel Castro committed suicide in prison because he believed it was his duty to kill Castro.

Ramsey rescued Amanda Berry, Amanda Knight and Gina DeJesus on May 6, 2013 after they had suffered abuse and forced captivity for a decade. Castro committed suicide in prison Sept. 3, 2013.

“I feel like if the lord put me in the position to find these girls, he surely wanted me to kill him,” Ramsey said in an “Ask Me Anything” post on Reddit Tuesday.

He also alluded to his desire to kill Castro when asked if he attended the trial.

“No, I wasn’t allowed,” Ramsey explained. “I was a witness. Told to stay out by the FBI. You got to swear to us you won’t bring a weapon in here. I couldn’t swear to that. I’m not going through metal detectors. If I get in here with a weapon, his ass is dead on national TV. That bastard got over on me. I should have killed him a long time ago.”

Ramsey said if he could go back and do anything different he “wouldn’t have called the police if I had known what was going on. That’s what I would have done. I would have helped Amanda. I would have got my comrades, freed Gina and Michelle, go back in the house. And when Mr. Castro came home, we would turn it on him. I would have got him pregnant five times and beat the babies out of him. I would have put a motorcycle on his forehead.”

On a lighter note, he said he is enjoying the fame that has come from his good deed.

“I’m a girl magnet,” he said.

When Redditor LouDiMaggio asked, “Have any pretty white girls come running into your arms lately?” Ramsey responded, “The answer would be, yes, every day I woke up since last year. And that is my reason for going outside.”

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