Dude dressed as Pikachu arrested at White House

Dude dressed as Pikachu arrested at White House

In 2014, a particularly embarrassing incident for the Secret Service occurred when a man who had brought 800 rounds of ammunition in a nearby vehicle jumped the White House fence and made it all the way to the front door before being arrested. Curtis Combs, 36, of Somerset, Kentucky, told police he wanted be famous and hoped to post a video of him in costume of the popular Pokémon on YouTube.

However, it seems that the Pikachu cosplayer still had some fight left in him as he pleaded not guilty, prompting the authorities to proceed with a court trial set on November 9.

Before scaling the fence, Combs dropped a backpack which was investigated by bomb technicians before eventually getting cleared by police.

Combs told investigators that he though they weren't paying attention, and pulled the stunt because "he wanted to become famous and thought jumping the White House fence and posting it to YouTube would make him famous". Combs, charged with one count of misdemeanour unlawful entry, could not be reached for comment. A message left with his attorney, Edward Gain, was not immediately returned.

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Reacting to the complaint the accused was arrested by the police on the same day but got the bail next day. The victim was going to her class with a friend at Adarsh Nagar in Thakkar Bappa Colony in Chembur.

It's unclear why he chose to dress up as the beloved yellow Pokémon character. A Secret Service agent ordered him to stop climbing the fence, which was marked with "Restricted Area Do Not Enter", Washington Examiner reported.

This should serve as a warning: Not even Pokemon can evade the Secret Service.

Combs told White House officials that he'd like to return to the White House with his son for a tour, though word is out on whether he'll ever be let back in to the President's workplace.

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