French “Spiderman” arrested in Sydney after scaling tower
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Famed stuntman Alain Robert climbed his way up another giant skyscraper on Monday. But unlike the fictional Spiderman who expertly evades the police, law enforcement was waiting for Robert at the top and took him in to custody.
It took only 25 minutes for French stuntman Alain Robert to scale the 150 metre Lumiere apartment building in Sydney’s central business district. Dozens of onlookers watched from below as Robert, nicknamed “Spiderman,” made his way up the side of the tower without ropes or a harness.
In contrast to his alter-ego, the fictional Spiderman, who manages to gingerly evade the police, Robert had to deal with Sydney law enforcement when he reached the top of his climb. He was taken into custody and briefly detained before being granted bail on Monday. He was charged with trespassing and public endangerment. Robert is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing on Friday.