A man wearing a Pokemon hat and carrying a Pikachu stuffed animal jumped the White House fence Thursday afternoon, and made it onto the lawn at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. His story ended in capture, however, and not with the glory of catching them all.
According to multiple reporters at the scene, the man was quickly detained by Secret Service agents. The disturbance put the White House on lockdown, but President Obama was out attending a September 11 memorial.
Secret Service apprehends man who jumped over White House fence; WH on lockdown pic.twitter.com/mZZ0mZfPwz
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) September 11, 2014
UPDATE: The White House jumper was also carrying a Pikachu stuffed animal. pic.twitter.com/fhvKmZO2eg
— Charlie Gile (@cwgile) September 11, 2014
The man's motive was unclear, and the significance of the Pokemon gear--if there was any--is unknown.
Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch