Many have probably heard of the saying about being caught "between a rock and a hard place." Aron Ralston lived through at least one extreme situation of that when he got caught in the rocks while alone on a climbing trip in 2003. Adventure and survival story fans probably know of Ralston, who ultimately broke and amputated part of his own arm to get himself out of the deadly situation.
That story was made famous not just through a book but through a successful movie. The relative fame that Ralston achieved through his bravery, however, likely won't make a difference in the serious situation he is in now. It is a legal problem rather than a life-threatening one. No Swiss Army knife will get him out of the fray.