Man arrested for 'spider-man' stunt
( 2003-10-10 08:45) (Agencies)
A man was ordered jailed for 15 days after
scaling, "Spider-man"-style, the 88-story Jinmao Tower, China's tallest
building, police said Thursday.
Television reports showed Wang Huan, a 27-year-old from Northeast
China's Liaoning province, climbing the silvery 1,400-foot structure in Pudong,
Shanghai's new financial district, as a crowd gathered to watch. He scaled the
tower's scaffold-like exterior without ropes.
Footage showed him stopping to wave about halfway through the ascent, which
took more than an hour, according to an officer at a nearby police station, who
refused to give her name.
Wang, who was not the first to climb the building without ropes, staged the
Police came prepared, laying out a cushion in case he fell. At the top of the
building, officers were waiting to arrest him.
Wang was arrested for "infringing public security," police