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Watch: Dramatic Footage Of Cleveland Kidnapping Rescue

By Chuck Sudo in News on May 13, 2013 5:45PM

WEWS TV, the ABC News affiliate in Cleveland that has been all over the story of the rescue of kidnapping victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight since it broke last week, has cellphone camera video from a bystander showing police entering the house where the three were held captive for nearly a decade by Ariel Castro.

The video shows police sneaking around the side of the home on Seymour Avenue, then climbing the stairs and removing the screen door before entering and rescuing DeJesus and Knight. (Berry had already escaped the home with her 6-year-old daughter and called 911.)

“We just seen cops and then out of nowhere all we see Amanda walking by saying I'm Amanda Berry,” and with that Jasmina Baldrich says the goose bumps took over her body. Baldrich was in a car with her friend Ashley Colón when they were driving on West 25th Street Monday.

In an interview at the NewsChannel5 studio, Colón said she heard sirens and turned onto Seymour Avenue thinking they were about to get pulled over. But once they stopped the vehicle, they parked themselves into a front row seat into one of Cleveland’s most dramatic rescues, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight all found alive.

After hearing her name, “Did it register to you?” NewsChannel5’s Stephanie Ramirez asked Colón and Baldrich. Colón answered, “We knew like that [snapping fingers]. We both got goose bumps at the same time. We were shocked, we could not believe it but it clicked like this [snapping fingers second time].”

In the video you can hear either Baldrich or Colón say she thought one of the squad cars were after them to pull over.

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