Sunday, March 22, 2009

The REAL spider man

This weekend was a nice transition out of the old and into the new.
Went out with some of the Nucleus team for a gallery outing, and in the car on the way to LA, one of my coworkers tells about a story of a paraplegic man bitten by a brown recluse and suddenly he can walk.

So I had to find out for myself. And it is indeed true:

NorCal Paraplegic Cured by Spider Bite, Arrested

By Olsen Ebright
updated 12:49 p.m. CT, Thurs., March. 19, 2009

Peter Parker he's not.

A Northern California paraplegic, who recently regained the ability to walk after being bitten by a poisonous spider, has been arrested, it was reported this week.

David Blancarte, of Modesto, Calif., had been paralyzed 21 years ago in a motorcycle accident.

Then two years ago, after being bitten by a brown recluse spider he started feeling sensations again in his legs and spent eight months in physical therapy before being able to walk.

But on Friday, Manteca Police arrested Blancarte on charges of contempt of court charge stemming from a domestic violence case, CBS News reported."

The best part is that he gets arrested. Must've been so excited to use his legs that he was kicking everyone. Right on!

Photos from the weekend soon. And check out the new homies in the "them" section.

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