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'Spider-Man' burglar clung to building for an hour

The "Spider-Man" burglar spent nearly an hour clinging to the side of an apartment building.

By Ben Hooper

GUIYANG, China, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A burglar dubbed "Spider-Man" by witnesses in China's Guizhou Province was recorded clinging to the side of a building while police waited for him below.

The 20-year-old man, who was not identified by police, was spotted climbing the side of an apartment building while dressed in all black and a face mask.

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A resident took video of the man, who was nicknamed "Spider-Man" by witnesses when he spent nearly an hour clinging to window brackets between the fourth and fifth floors before finally surrendering to waiting police officers.

Police said they suspect there may have been more people involved in the burglary attempt and the investigation is ongoing.

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