He made it easy on the Secret Service officers — he caught himself.
Another White House fence jumper sought to grab his 15 minutes of glory Tuesday night in an attempt to make it to the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue executive mansion.
Man caught sneaking onto White House grounds was stuck “dangling on the fence” https://t.co/OebmbZ0yVb pic.twitter.com/JsgTKC3mul
— The Hill (@thehill) March 22, 2017
But he never even made it past the barrier surrounding the grounds.
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TMZ reported that this latest caper happened shortly before 11:00 p.m. at the fence line along 15th Street, when the jumper became “entangled in security features affixed to the top of the fence.”
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who has long been concerned about White House security, described what had happened a bit more graphically.
“He was up there dangling on the fence, and the Secret Service grabbed him,” the Utah Republican told TMZ.
Although all the particulars of this incident aren’t yet in, Chaffetz told TMZ that be believes proper security protocol was followed.
Shortly before the jumper’s Tuesday night attempt, Chaffetz thwarted his concerns.
The Secret Service must get its house in order – The Washington Post https://t.co/uxwdGb9hsn
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) March 22, 2017
But others thought the whole thing hilarious. Although there fence-jumper wasn’t identified by name, a few wondered, could it have been?…
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@thehill Oh, poor Chris Christie
— Jake Berlin (@jakoberlin) March 22, 2017
@thehill Chris Christy should call before he drops by & this wouldn’t have happened.
— EloyseCrenshawJack (@eloysecshawjack) March 22, 2017
And the chuckling continued.
@thehill so the only reason they caught him was because he was dangling on a fence , I can hear @Trevornoah laughing already
— Trev (@rocko_ca) March 22, 2017
@thehill Is this poor mans embarrassment what chaffetz was referring to when he called this incident the “worst one yet”?
— Olimp.us (@TheTatteredFlag) March 22, 2017
But as funny as the circumstances of Tuesday’s jumper were, it really isn’t a laughing matter.
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Earlier this month an intruder made it past the fence and onto the grounds and wasn’t apprehended until he was close to the residence’s entrance while the president was inside.
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