April 02, 2006
"Spider-man" fined

The saga of the Frech Spiderman has come to an end in Houston.

A Houston judge ordered the man known as the "French Spiderman" to pay a $2,000 fine after he pleaded guilty today to criminal trespass, according to KHOU.

Alain Robert had been arrested last November while trying to climb a downtown skyscraper.

Prosecutors dropped a drug charge against Robert when he showed that he had a doctor's prescription for the Xanax he was carrying.

Robert has scaled buildings all over the world including the Sears Tower, the Eiffel Tower and the world's tallest building in Taipei.

Once again, our streets are safe.

An earlier post on the French Spiderman, along with a couple of rambling comments left by the Spiderman himself some two weeks later, is here. Au revoir, dude.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 02, 2006 to Elsewhere in Houston | TrackBack