Anti-Abortion Activist Arrested After Climbing the Las Vegas Sphere

The man, who calls himself "pro-life Spider-Man," was arrested following his stunt.

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Police arrested an anti-abortion activist after he climbed the famous Sphere in Las Vegas ahead of Super Bowl Sunday.

Per KTNV, an individual was seen climbing the Sphere on Wednesday, Feb. 7, prompting the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police to shut down traffic in the nearby area. The man, identified as Maison DesChamps, managed to get to the top of the extravagant arena. He was later arrested after making his way back down the structure.

According to several reports, others on the ground were detained by police, though their connection to DesChamps is unclear.

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DesChamps, who goes by the name 'Pro-Life Spider-Man' on social media, is known as an anti-choice activist and an amateur urban climber. He shared photos and videos on his Instagram Stories as he climbed the structure, garnering attention for his action.

"As we sit here today, there’s an individual—for a publicity stunt—climbing up to the top of the Sphere," LVMPD Sheriff Kevin McMahill said according to FOX5. "Your first responders are all over there, taking care of it. We know these things are going to happen, and we’re going to deal with them as they come up and make sure we have the safest Super Bowl we’ve ever had."

In a video circulating on social media, he claims he did the stunt in an effort to raise money for a homeless pregnant woman.

DesChamps has been cuffed for similar stunts in the past. He was arrested in August 2021 after he climbed the Aria hotel-casino in protest against the COVID-19 health orders in Nevada. He was also arrested in San Francisco in May 2022 after he climbed the Salesforce tower.

"We are grateful to the local authorities for their support in this matter," said representatives for the Sphere in a statement. "The individuals involved are currently in the custody of LVMPD."

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