How far are you willing to go for the ones you love in the face of danger? For one man, it meant channeling his inner Spiderman. A West Philadelphia resident was caught on camera climbing up the side of a 19-storey building in an attempt to save his bed-ridden mother after a fire consumed the building.
According to multiple reports, the man identified only as Jermaine had to do what he had to do in order to save his mother, and since the police had blocked all the entrances to the building, he resorted to scaling the wall.
While it may look like the ultimate daredevil stunt, it was rather easy for Jermaine to scale the building as he explained to an ABC affiliate that he had plenty of years of practice.
"As kids we used to jump roofs. Glad I had the practice,” he told the media. The fact that Jermaine is a former roofer and construction worker also helped his cause as he had plenty of experience in building structures.
The fire was reported to have started around 9:30pm on Thursday. Jermaine got a call from his sister who told him that their 65-year old mother who was immobile was stuck in the building.
Jermaine sprung to action, explaining that he was willing to risk life and limb if it meant a chance at saving his mother from the fire.
"I wasn’t going to sit here and let my mother die. I’d rather risk my life falling than let her sit in there and die,” he told ABC news.
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