‘127 Hours’ Guy Who Survived Canyon Fall By Cutting Off His Own Arm Gets Arrested for Domestic Violence

Has a hook hand

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(Evan Agostini / AP)

Aron Ralston, author and subject of the film "127 Hours," attends the film's premiere at Chelsea Clearview Cinema in New York on November 2, 2010.

Update 4:30 p.m. ET: The domestic violence case against Ralston has been dismissed “at the request of the city attorney,” per the AP.

The hiker who cut off his own arm after a boulder pinned him in a Utah canyon and inspired the movie 127 Hours was arrested in Denver on domestic violence charges Sunday.

Aron Ralston, who was played by James Franco in the film adaptation of his book, was booked on charges of assault and wrongs to minors, the Associated Press reports. The booking documents do not indicate whether Ralston has an attorney, and he’s scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

Ralston was canoyneering in 2003 when he was trapped by a boulder and had to cut off his own arm with a multi-tool to survive after over five days in the wilderness.



 Great follow-up reporting, answered all my questions. Like: who was in that movie? What was the name of that movie? What kind of implement might someone have attached to a missing hand? What was he doing in that canyon, again? Unlike other people, I didn't click the link because I read the headline and wanted to know more about the incident. I mean, all I really care about is stuff I already know. And famous people. Proud to be an American! Our culture is much so more awesomer because of how intelligently the mainstream media treats us, 'n stuff. I can't wait for Christmas, on account of I can use my 26% APR credit cards to buy tons of stuff... 's fun... hic... Freedom!