His suspicions aroused — he said he knew no women lived at that home — he walked to the driveway with a “half-eaten Big Mac” in his hand, CNN reported.
The rest is history: He helped the woman, now known to be Amanda Berry, from the house, which led to the discovery and rescue of the other two women, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight.
Mr. Castro has been subsequently charged with numerous counts of kidnapping.
“Free burgers for life,” tweeted one man, CNN reported.
And another: “It was the best advert you could get — Heroes eat Big Macs.”
McDonald's — which had been quiet about its behind-scenes contact with Mr. Ramsey, especially after it emerged he had an arrest record that included domestic violence, burglary and drugs — finally announced the free meals for a year this week, CNN said.