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Climber who calls himself "Spiderman" arrested on drug charges

(Houston-AP) November 23, 2005 - A Frenchman who climbs skyscrapers with his bare hands and no safety net faces drug charges in Houston for allegedly possessing anxiety medication.

Police arrested Robert Alain Philippe who calls himself "Spiderman" as he was about to begin climbing the 678-foot-tall One Houston Center building. A spokesman says police found two pills believed to be the sedative Xanax.

Officials say he was released on $1,500 bail and is scheduled to appear in court next Tuesday.

The climber's conquests include the Eiffel Tower and Taiwan's 1,667-foot Taipei 101 tower.

Posted 12:45pm by Bryce Mursch

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