Paraplegic Cured by Spider Bite, Arrested

By Olsen Ebright
|  Tuesday, Oct 6, 2009  |  Updated 2:03 PM EDT
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Paraplegic Cured by Spider Bite, Arrested

Associated Press

Creepy: A brown recluse spider.

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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.

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