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    Man Sporting Pikachu Costume Jumps White House Fence For YouTube Fame

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    While there have been numerous reports of people jumping the White House fence since US President Donald Trump took office, a Kentucky man brought something extra to the feat.

    Thrill-seeker Curtis Combs jumped the fence along the southern side of the building while sporting a Pikachu costume.

    ​According to court documents, Combs, sporting his bright yellow costume, approached the fence on the south side of the People's House at roughly 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and told an officer that he was unarmed prior to his climb, the Washington Examiner reported.

    Ignoring the "Restricted Area Do Not Enter" signs and the officer's orders to stop climbing, Combs cleared the fence before he was later apprehended by Secret Service agents posted at the White House.

    Initially deemed a suspicious, a bag dropped by the jumper was later cleared by a bomb squad.

    As it turns out, the 36-year-old told an officer on the scene that he decided to take on the challenge in order "to become famous and thought jumping the White House fence and posting it to YouTube would make him famous."

    The Bluegrass State resident also told authorities that he "knew he was going to get arrested and that he had researched DC charges and other previous jumpers."

    And yet, despite being cuffed and charged with unlawful entry, Combs told law enforcement agents that "he wanted to come back to the White House with his son for a tour."

    Pleading not guilty, Combs is scheduled to be in court on November 9.

    This, sadly, is not the first time that the electrifying character has made a guest appearance at the White House.

    ​Back in September 2014, another daredevil wearing a Pikachu hat and carrying a doll in the Pokemon's likeness also crossed into the White House before being detained by the Secret Service, the New York Daily reported.

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