Dude Stranded On Deserted Island Too Embarrassed To Call For Help

November 24, 2010  
Filed under Weird Stuff

A California man who spent five days stranded on a deserted island said he was too embarrassed to use his cellphone to call for help.

BrianGoat Man Hopper, 54, of Encino, who was rescued by the Coast Guard Monday after spending five days living off vitamins and native plants on Roe Island, north of Concord in Suisun Bay, said he was too embarrassed to use his cellphone to call for help while trying to repair his inflatable raft, which had sprung a leak during his excursion, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday.

I was embarrassed to be stranded on an island, Hopper said. I thought I could fix my boat and make it to land … I didn’t want to spend the taxpayers’ money to have the Coast Guard come rescue some stupid guy.‘”


The “Goat Man” is an idiot for navigating the treacherous waters of Suisun Bay in an inflatable raft, and he’s an even bigger idiot for not calling for help.

If Hopper had called for help immediately he would have saved himself a lot of embarrassment, his adventure has now made the “Weird News” section of Web sites all over the globe.

Dude that’s what cell phones are for, to be used in case of an emergency!


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