What was at first a nightmare for any mom, became a hilarious story that will probably be told at every Thanksgiving dinner from now on.
When Rebekah Martinez's mother hadn't heard from her since November 12, 2017, she filled a missing person's report on November 18th.
Martinez had originally called her mom on November 12 to tell her she would be working on a Marijuana farm and would see her in seven days. After some time had passed, her mother became worried and filled a missing person's report.
What Martinez forgot to mention was that she was actually appearing on the reality show, The Bachelor.
Last Thursday, the newspaper, North Coast Journal printed 35 currently missing people in Humboldt County, California; This list included Rebekah Martinez.
The newspaper asked readers if they recognized anyone in their collection of missing people, and Martinez was quickly recognized as a contestant on The Bachelor.
The police involved in this case spoke to Martinez and said that she’s been removed from the missing and unidentified persons unit.
Martinez obviously sees the hilarity in this situation, after this story got out she quickly tweeted, "MOM. how many times do I have to tell you I don’t get cell service on The Bachelor??" and many other tweets laughing at the situation.
MOM. how many times do I have to tell you I don’t get cell service on The Bachelor?? https://t.co/iYnxQCIZBt— bekah martinez ♡ (@whats_ur_sign_) February 2, 2018
let’s play a game: russian nesting doll or bachelor contestant?— bekah martinez ♡ (@whats_ur_sign_) February 2, 2018
Going on The Bachelor means that contestants have to leave their regular lives behind while they are on the show. This means no regular contact with anyone, and little social media activity.
It is unclear as to why Martinez lied to her mother about where she was going, but some are assuming that she was embarrassed to tell her family that she was going on a reality show to find love.