CLEVELAND - The neighbor of a man suspected of kidnapping three women says he had no idea the man did anything wrong.
The women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, were found alive Monday in a Cleveland house after disappearing about a decade ago. Police said a 6-year-old girl also was found in the home.
Authorities later arrested three brothers, ages 50 to 54. One of them, former school bus driver Ariel Castro, owned the home, situated in a neighborhood dotted with boarded-up homes. No immediate charges were brought against them.
Charles Ramsey, a neighbor, says the suspect seemed perfectly normal.
"Because we see this dude every day, I means every day," said Ramsey.
"How long have you lived here?" asked a reporter with WEWS-TV.
"I've been here a year. You see where I'm coming from? I barbeque with this dude. We eat ribs and whatnot and listen to Salsa music, you see where I'm coming from?" stated Ramsey.
"And you have no indication that..." said the reporter.
"Bro, not a clue! That that girl was in that house, or that anyone else was in there against their will because how he is, is he just comes in the backyard plays with the dogs, tinkers with cars and motorcycles goes back in the house. He's somebody that you look at, then you look away because he's not doing nothing, other than average stuff. Nothing exciting about him. Well until today," said Ramsey.
Neighbors also said they would see Castro sometimes walking a little girl to a neighborhood playground.
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