A Bangkok fireman was able to rescue an eight-year old autistic boy who had climbed on to a third-floor window ledge, by dressing in an unusual disguise. Donning the comic book super hero Spider-Man’s costume, the fireman coaxed the young boy from his dangerous perch after a remark by his mother for his passion for comic superheroes. The hero fireman rushed back to the station where he kept a Spider-Man costume in his locker. The site of Spider-Man offering him a glass of juice brought a smile to the boys face, to which he promptly threw himself into the arms of his superhero, police said.
The fireman normally uses the costume to liven up fire drills in schools.