French Spiderman Busted in Houston Tower Climb

Robert Alain Philippe, 43, the French Spiderman who climbs world tall towers was arrested begin climbing the 678-foot-tall One Houston Center building for illegal trespassing and having a controlled substance (two tablets of the sedative Xanax).

.Philippe, who goes by the stage name Alain Robert, was arrested after climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge in November, 2003. He was fined $1000 in February 1997 after scrambling up what was then Sydney’s tallest structure, the Sydney Tower.

He is known for climbing some of the world’s tallest buildings with his bare hands and without a safety net – including the Eiffel Tower and the world’s tallest building, Taiwan’s 500m Taipei 101 tower.


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