Gotta catch em all: Secret Service nabs Pikachu-dressed man at WH


Washington A man dressed as the Pokémon appearance Pikachu attempted to access the White House Tuesday morning afore he was bent by Secret Service admiral manning the perimeter, authorities said.Curtis Combs, 36, of Somerset, Kentucky, jumped a accurate barrier on the alien ambit of the south breadth of the White House circuitous and was bound arrested, according to a badge address appear Wednesday night.President Donald Trump was adjacent in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building accomplishing radio interviews at the time of the breach.According to the badge report, Combs told admiral he was caught afore aggressive the fence and blank signs that apparent the breadth as restricted. He abandoned assorted commands to stop climbing.Before ascent the fence, Combs alone a haversack which was advised by bomb technicians afore eventually accepting austere by police. Combs was not accepted to law enforcement, cloister abstracts say.Combs told Secret Service agents he capital to be acclaimed and hoped to achieve that by jumping the White House fence in a Pikachu accouterments and announcement it to YouTube. He told board he could not complete a video recording because of the officers quick response according to cloister documents.He additionally told badge he knew he would be arrested and researched DC accuse and antecedent jumpers. Combs, who pleaded not accusable Wednesday to a allegation of actionable entry, has a cloister date set for November 9. A bulletin larboard with his attorney, Edward Gain, was not anon returned.Pikachu, a yellow, ample rodent, is one of the best arresting characters in the Pokémon franchise. This is not the aboriginal time the Secret Service has dealt with Pika-suspects. In September 2014, a man cutting a chicken Pikachu hat and adhering to a chicken Pikachu baby jumped the fence afore actuality apprehended by Secret Service on the North Lawn.It s not bright if Combs was aggressive by the antecedent Pokémon incident.After Combs arrest, he told law administration he capital to appear aback to the White House with his son for a tour.

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