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​Man In Pokémon Gear Charges White House Lawn, Gets Shut Down

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Now here's something you don't see every day.

According to multiple reporters who were on the scene, a man wearing a Pikachu hat and carrying a stuffed Pokémon jumped the White House fence today and ran across the lawn before being apprehended by Secret Service agents.


The White House was reportedly placed on temporary lockdown, presumably while the Secret Service made sure there weren't additional people wearing Snorlax or Bidoof outfits waiting as backup.

President Obama, meanwhile, wasn't even home—according to the AFP, he was out, attending a 9/11 memorial.

Update: Fox News has posted some footage of the tail-end of the arrest.


Looks like they took away his hat. :-/

[Via HuffPo]