Man Who Walked After Spider Bite Arrested

A paraplegic man recently earned headlines for walking for the first time in 20 years, thanks to a dangerous spider bite. But CBS 13 in Sacramento, reports that David Blancarte's mobility has been limited to a jail cell.

Manteca Police arrested Blancarte Friday on an outstanding warrant from a contempt of court charge, stemming from a domestic violence case.

CBS 13 reported last week that a motorcycle accident almost killed Blancarte 21 years ago. Unable to move his legs, Blancarte was using a wheelchair to get around. Two years ago, he was bitten by a brown recluse spider and was hospitalized for and spent 8 months in physical therapy.

In therapy, a nurse noticed a spasm in one of Blancarte's legs and ran a test on him.
"She says,'your nerves are alive. They're just asleep,'" explained David.

Five days later David was walking.

Here's the story of the medical marvel and video.


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