Charles Ramsey: Broke, Jobless, Homeless

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Charles Ramsey, the affable hero who rescued the three kidnapped Cleveland women, says he is broke and out of a job - and even without a home.

"I’m broke, bro," Ramsey told the Daily Mail (UK). "That’s the truth."

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The Mail says he was "shamed" out of his home next to alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro by neighbors "who claim he exaggerated his role in the rescue of the girls."

Moreover, Charles Ramsey said he was fired from his job working in a kitchen because customers kept coming in and wanting to shake his hand.

However, Ramsey made around $50,000 in two months largely from "corporate speaking engagements" and money raised by private individuals.

Nevertheless, "Money goes fast if you have bills," he told the Mail.

It all adds up to an unenviable paradox: Ramsey is too famous to lead a normal life, but not famous enough that he can make a career out of it, he says.

Ramsey famously told Anderson Cooper he didn't want any money offered by the FBI for the return of Gina DeJesus, one of the women who was freed.

After hearing Amanda Berry call for help, Ramsey came to her aid and became an overnight celebrity as a result. Here's hoping he finds his way.

At least he was offered free burgers for life.

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