Angel Cordero Says He Was First to Help Cleveland Women Held Captive, Not Charles Ramsey

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A man who was also the neighbor of the home in West Cleveland where three women were held captive said he was the one who helped them escape, not Charles Ramsey.

"I helped her and I was first," Angel Cordero said, saying he helped Amanda Berry, 27, escape.

"Ramsey arrived after she was outside with the girl. But the truth who arrived there, who crossed the street, who came and broke the door, it was me."

Though Ramsey did show up at the scene, Cordero wants the public to know that it was a collective effort to save the women. 

Another neighbor also was involved in the saving of the women, as Wintel Tejeda allowed Berry to make the 911 call from his home.

Ramsey, a dishwasher, gave multiple interviews where he told the story of saving the women. 

He said he was eating a Big Mac when he first heard Berry screaming, sounding as if "a car had hit a kid."

Cordero and Tejeda are not jealous of the attention Ramsey is receiving.

"I did what had to be done. I helped her," he said. "They have their daughter, daughters are safe over there."

Sources: NY Daily News, WPTV