Dude dressed as Pikachu arrested at White House


Curtis Combs of Somerset, Kentucky, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with unlawful entry.

President Donald Trump was not in the White House at the time, but was nearby.

According to the police report, Combs told officers he was unarmed before climbing the fence and ignoring signs that marked the area as restricted.

Prior to jumping, Combs dropped a bag which was treated as a suspicious object, but was later cleared by the police.

The court document does not indicate a reason for the Pokémon costume.

In 2014, a particularly embarrassing incident for the Secret Service occurred when a man who had brought 800 rounds of ammunition in a nearby auto jumped the White House fence and made it all the way to the front door before being arrested.

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Court documents obtained by CNN show that Combs planned to broadcast the encounter with police on YouTube but was foiled by officers' "quick response" time. Combs reportedly told police that he had researched others who had attempted or successfully gotten onto White House grounds and knew the type of criminal sentences they received. Combs' attorney, Edward Gaines, declined comment.

Pikachu, a yellow, chubby rodent, is one of the most prominent characters in the Pokémon franchise.

The Secret Service has been dealing with an increased number of fence-jumpers at the White House in recent years.

Curiously enough, Combs is not the first person clad in Pikachu attire to attempt to scale the White House fence.

In 2014, a man wearing a Pikachu hat and shirt, carrying a stuffed toy of the Pokemon, did the exact same thing before sitting down on the lawn to be arrested.