A Chinese “Spider-Man” climbs a skyscraper with his bare hands
A man has been dubbed a ‘real-life Spider-Man’ after footage emerged showing him descending a 37-story skyscraper with his bare hands.
Witnesses watched from the street and adjacent buildings in Guiyang, China on May 27, according to local media Sohu News reported.
Some were even able to see him from inside the building, which he is seen climbing in a video that has gone viral on social media sites including Weibo and Reddit.
The brave guy, dressed in a white t-shirt, dark jeans and white socks, as well as glasses, managed to move almost the entire length of the skyscraper by leaning on the ledges of the window and pushing her back against the building.
Reports say he was seen hanging out on the roof by concerned citizens who thought his behavior was odd.
He then wedged himself between the window sill and the patio, flipping through his phone for a moment before leaning down again to look all the way down.
Firefighters were called to the scene, but as soon as the man saw them he began to descend outside the building.
He is believed to have retreated more than 100 meters during the scene, causing onlookers to sweat in anticipation as he refused help from firefighters, who followed him into the building.
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But the “superhero” finally admitted defeat when he reached the third floor as he parked inside the building to safety.
The man was taken to the local police station after the bizarre incident, but it has not been confirmed what prompted him to do so in the first place.
However, local media have speculated he may have been suffering from a bout of mental health, while others believe he was trying to escape the lockdown.
Cities across China have been plunged into the world’s toughest lockdown as authorities try to eradicate the Omicron variant.