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Amanda Berry's Dramatic 911 Call: "I've Been Kidnapped and I've Been Missing for 10 Years"

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    Here is a transcript of the 911 call placed Monday by Amanda Berry, who had been missing since 2003 when she was 16.

    (unintelligible)

    Caller: Help me. I'm Amanda Berry.

    Dispatcher: You need police, fire, ambulance?

    Caller: I need police.

    Dispatcher: OK, and what's going on there?

    Caller: I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years, and I'm, I'm here, I'm free now.

    Dispatcher: OK, and what's your address?

    Caller: 2207 Seymour Avenue.

    Dispatcher: 2207 Seymour. Looks like you're calling me from 2210.

    Caller: Huh?

    Dispatcher: Looks like you're calling me from 2210.

    Caller: I can't hear you.

    Dispatcher: Looks like you're calling me from 2210 Seymour.

    Caller: I'm across the street; I'm using the phone.

    Dispatcher: OK, stay there with those neighbors. Talk to police when they get there.

    Caller: (Crying)

    Dispatcher: OK, talk to police when they get there.

    Caller: OK. Hello?

    Dispatcher: OK, talk to the police when they get there.

    Caller: OK (unintelligible).

    Dispatcher: We're going to send them as soon as we get a car open.

    Caller: No, I need them now before he gets back.

    Dispatcher: All right; we're sending them, OK?

    Caller: OK, I mean, like ...

    Dispatcher: Who's the guy you're trying -- who's the guy who went out?

    Caller: Um, his name is Ariel Castro.

    Dispatcher: OK. How old is he?

    Caller: He's like 52.

    Dispatcher: And, uh -

    Caller: I'm Amanda Berry. I've been on the news for the last 10 years.

    Dispatcher: I got, I got that, dear. (Unintelligible) And, you say, what was his name again?

    Caller: Uh, Ariel Castro.

    Dispatcher: And is he white, black or Hispanic?

    Caller: Uh, Hispanic.

    Dispatcher: What's he wearing?

    Caller (agitated): I don't know, 'cause he's not here right now. That's why I ran away.

    Dispatcher: When he left, what was he wearing?

    Caller: Who knows (unintelligible).

    Dispatcher: The police are on their way; talk to them when they get there.

    Caller: Huh? I - OK.

    Dispatcher: I told you they're on their way; talk to them when they get there, OK.

    Caller: All right, OK. Bye.

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    Source: Cleveland law department