Because the morning solar rose over the sprawling inexperienced grass of the White Home garden on Tuesday, a person — dressed as Pikachu — set down his bag and scaled the strengthened metal fence surrounding the short-term residence of the President of the US. And it was all in quest of web fame.
Curtis Combs, 36, was noticed by an officer on his approach over the eight-foot fence adorned with indicators studying “Restricted Space Do Not Enter.” However Combs saved climbing, making his approach over the fence solely to be detained and charged with illegal entry, based on a courtroom doc tweeted out by NBC four reporter Scott MacFarlane on Wednesday.
NEW: Curtis Combs of Kentucky charged w/ Illegal Entry for breaching White Home safety, in search of to leap fence & put up it to YOUTUBE pic.twitter.com/jjCgcbVJjt
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) October 18, 2017
After Combs was apprehended, two particular brokers got here to interview him, studying that Combs’s intent was to movie himself and put up it on-line in alternate for a bit little bit of fame.
“[Combs] acknowledged he ‘needed to turn into well-known and thought leaping the White Home fence and posting it to YouTube would make him well-known,” the courtroom doc reads.
Maybe he received his inspiration from one other particular person who jumped the White Home fence in 2014 whereas carrying Pikachu apparel.
Sadly for Combs, he was solely in a position to movie himself earlier than he made the leap, so his goals of fame and fortune might have been extinguished … for now.
One would possibly suppose that the prospect of getting arrested would deter somebody from leaping the White Home fence only for a video, however that did not cease Combs. In actual fact, he informed the particular brokers that he knew he was going to get arrested, even doing analysis on what earlier fence-jumpers had been charged with.
Combs pleaded not responsible to the fees and is ready to seem in courtroom in early November.
As for Combs’s future schemes to turn into well-known, we are able to solely speculate. He did say that he needed to come back again to the White Home for a tour along with his son, although.
Hopefully he makes an appointment subsequent time.