Somerset, KY man Curtis Combs, 36, continued the humiliation of White House grounds Secret Service agents by nearly breaching the mansion’s fence.
Rather than exercise any discretion at all, Combs dressed as the Pokémon, Pikachu. He filmed only his “pre-jump,” as the live stream was interrupted (see below), at which point he told Secret Service he sought YouTube fame.
Although he had researched previous fence jumps, according to New York Daily News, the scheme was less original than we expected:
In 2014, a man sporting a Pikachu hat and carrying a Pikachu doll attempted to get over the White House North Lawn before the Secret Service stopped him.
Combs scaled the half-assed concrete barrier but was caught scaling the actual fence. His police affidavit indicated he expected to be arrested. If history is any indication, jumpers do get caught…eventually:
Maybe we should build a wall!
Safely back home in Kentucky, Combs told his local CBS affiliate the stunt was to “make a statement…for blue collar workers” he believes are being exploited. (The YouTube line was just to assure Secret Service he was not a threat.) He reportedly quit his factory job to lay “shock and awe” on the American people.
The social justice warrior set up a GoFundMe page to handle the likely fine that will result from his actions. He has received no donations.
Thanks to our sources: