Man climbs rock to propose via FaceTime, ends up rescued by helicopter and arrested

Man climbs rock to propose via FaceTime, ends up rescued by helicopter and arrested
Last Thursday, 27-year old Michael Banks had an idea. He wanted to climb the 600-foot Morro Rock in central California, and using the FaceTime feature on his iPhone, propose to his girlfriend. While Banks managed to climb the rock and make the proposal, things went downhill from there.

According to Morro Bay fire Capt. Todd Gailey, Banks took a "much steeper" path heading back down the rock than he took on the way up. As a result, Banks found himself stranded, unable to move in any direction. His feet were dangling 80-feet off the ground. A helicopter had to be dispatched to the scene to pluck him off of the ledge.

Once back on terra firma, Banks was given a misdemeanor citation from the California State Parks, traditional when a helicopter is needed to rescue someone off the rock. The city of Morro Bay released a statement saying that Banks would be billed for the cost of the copter and the rescue. Things became bizarre after his arrest and release when Banks returned to Morro Rock, seemingly under the the influence. This time, he was arrested for being in possession of meth after witnesses saw him acting strangely.

Perhaps Banks' reaction has something to do with the answer that his girlfriend gave him in response to the FaceTime proposal. While earlier reports said that the girlfriend replied in the affirmative, authorities familiar with the situation were less sure about her answer. Considering his subsequent actions, perhaps she simply reconsidered her original response. "We are aware that there are now conflicting reports as to whether the proposal was accepted, " said the town of Morrow Bay in a statement. "We have no additional details."



source: AP

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27 Comments

1. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Ooh boy edgy things..in name of *emotions, not using the word *love; but the girl would have been more sympathetic to the poor dude ^_^

2. Derekjeter

Posts: 1455; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

That thing between women legs is powerful, it will make guys go crazy and do stupid things for it.

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I've never done anything stupid for it and I'm not going to.

10. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Same here

11. Derekjeter

Posts: 1455; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Usually the first ones to say "never" are the first ones to do it. No one will judge you it's cool. Me, the craziest thing I've done for it was to drive 2 hours to San Diego, but it was so worth it. A weekend of savage, animal sex.

12. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

There are so many girls that make it easy tho, no need to try so hard or do something stupid to get a girl to bed. I wouldn't call driving 2 hours stupid especially if it was worth it.

22. Derekjeter

Posts: 1455; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Well I call it stupid only cuz I had a perfectly good one in my home town and drove 2 hours to try another lol, but to your point yes a lot of women are easy and doesn't take much but there's plenty of guys out here that once they get one they think it's the best and only they will have ever.

25. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Plenty of guys are stupid and boiling high on love harmones... They need harmone control medication to come back in their senses and then they can think of driving 2 hours for another one... Rational love is better than out of control emotional love...

15. f_u_006

Posts: 114; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

Well good for you uneducated folks!

23. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I know this wasn't a reply to my post but for the record I've gone to college.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Most are lying when they say that, or don't get any like most of the trolls on this site don't.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's gotten me quite a few times bro. I had to learn the hard way how to man up.

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Dman, all that and the guy gets turned down, smh.

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

as expected from iOS user.. it'll be better if he use those money that he use for travel, preparation, and stuff for buying something meaningfull for his GF and propose her.. or throw some surprise event.. or make something unique like handmade wedding ring

13. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Yup, that's what happens when you have a lot more cash than sense...

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It'd be better if he used his money the way he wants, not the way you think he should. That's the problem with you androidsheep, you think everyone has to do what do. Get bent...

26. willard12 unregistered

That's the problem with idiots. They think that when a local government has to rescue a person using a helicopter that the person is still using their own money. Even when the idiot works for a local government himself, they don't realize the cost of idiocy to others. They don't realize that when someone gives their opinion in the opinion section of a web site, it is not a directive on how people should spend their money. What people choose to buy does not affect anyone. The number of iphones Apple sells (or "sales" in your case) doesn't affect any consumer either. Yet, you still bring that up constantly.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

See post 24, after you comment, see post 24, then see post 24.

29. willard12 unregistered

Ahhh, the Darkkjedii retreat anthem, "see post xxx."

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Means I'm not gonna argue with a dumb ass fanboy, who can't understand people's right to do what they want. Post 24 please.

7. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

iDiot.

8. theo14461 unregistered

Wonderful! I bet she always wanted to be married to a meth head.

14. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

thats what you do when you use IOS.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Some people that use iOS, propose at the Peppermill in Las Vegas, in front of everyone.

19. submarinerz

Posts: 32; Member since: Mar 24, 2016

Fanboy would glad this guy is arrested (because using facetime), but if he is using Hangout fanboy would've feel bad

20. fyah_king unregistered

We don't do s**t like ios.:)

27. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

They give him the bill too? Bet it was like $1400. Cold blooded.

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