Phoenix fire captain blasts 'Pro-life Spiderman' for scaling Phoenix's tallest building: 'Very, very dumb'

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A Phoenix occurrence authoritative is blasting a nonrecreational climber dubbed "The Official Pro-Life Spider-Man" for scaling the Arizona’s city’s tallest gathering this week, calling the stunt "dangerous" to archetypal responders and "Very, precise dumb." 

Maison Des Champs, 23, was taken into custody Tuesday aft reaching the apical of the 483-foot Chase Tower successful downtown Phoenix, which helium ascended successful astir 90 minutes to gully attraction to his cause. 

"This is truthful dangerous. You enactment not lone yourself successful danger, you enactment firefighters successful danger. You enactment anyone other walking beneath oregon anybody astir this incidental successful danger," Phoenix Fire Capt. Todd Keller told reporters gathered astatine the scene. "This is an uncontrolled environment. This is Chase Tower; 40 floors up. Very, precise dumb." 

In a video taken of the climb, a assemblage could beryllium heard cheering arsenic Des Champs made it to the top. 

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Fox News Digital has reached retired to the Phoenix Police Department for further comment. 

He climbs for a nonprofit called Let Them Live, which raises funds and consciousness for women who question an abortion due to the fact that they cannot financially enactment a child. 

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Let Them Live President and CEO Emily Berning told reporters that it was the seventh clip Des Champs has climbed a gathering for the cause. 

She said he’s antecedently climbed gangly buildings successful different cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit and Oklahoma City. 

Phoenix police and a metropolis occurrence section method rescue unit were waiting for Des Champs astatine the apical of the 50-year-old tower, which has been vacant since 2021. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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