Man dressed as Pikachu jumps White House barrier

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A man dressed as the Pokémon character Pikachu attempted to infiltrate the White House Tuesday morning before he was caught by Secret Service officers manning the perimeter, authorities said.

Dressed as the Pokemon character, Combs forged ahead anyway, ignoring verbal commands to stop and making it to a restricted area before being apprehended, according to court documents.

Combs later told investigators that he "wanted to become famous and thought jumping the White House fence and posting it to YouTube" would make him famous.

Curtis Combs, 36, of Somerset, Kentucky, jumped a concrete barrier on the outer perimeter of the south grounds of the White House complex and was quickly arrested, according to a police report released Wednesday night.

According to The Washington Post, Combs told police that "the Secret Service closed in too quickly, interrupting his recording of a "pre-jump" ritual", when he decided to make a break for it anyway.

Obviously, this Pikachu was a dude in a costume and not the actual little yellow guy. By coincidence, President Donald Trump was actually nearby in the Eisenhower Executive Office giving interviews at the time of the altercation.

He also dropped a bag on the public side of the fence, but police later cleared that it wasn't a threat. On September 11th, 2014 a man did the same thing while carrying a Pikachu toy and wearing a Pikachu hat.

Incredibly, it's not even the only Pikachu-related White House fencing jumping incident.

Combs entered a plea of not guilty yesterday after being charged with unlawful entry.



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