Documents: White House fence jumper left suicide note

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Court Documents: Connecticut Man Who Jumped White House Fence Left Suicide Note.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man accused of jumping the White House fence while draped in an American flag left a suicide note with friends and a will with his mother, telling her she may never see him again, court documents show. Joseph Caputo, 22, of Stamford, Connecticut, was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation on Friday, a day after authorities said he scaled the fence while President Barack Obama was celebrating Thanksgiving with his family, prompting a lockdown. Stamford Police Chief John Fontneau said he was not expecting a phone call from the Secret Service when he returned home from his Thanksgiving celebrations. “And the Secret Service wanted to take a ride up and they were going to go and do a search warrant on his house,” Fontneau told WCBS 880’s Stephanie Colombini. Caputo, who lives in Stamford, Conn., is charged with making an illegal entry to restricted grounds, which carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison.

Caputo wore the American flag like a cape when he went over the fence, the documents show, and he was carrying a USB flash drive in the shape of a “Captain America” shield. Marshal pulled folded yellow papers from Caputo’s back left pocket and handed them to a man and a woman seated in the courtroom, who appeared to be Caputo’s family members. I knew I would be locked up.” But the friends Caputo had been visiting since Monday showed police a note “that clearly contemplated that Caputo planned to die” on Thursday.

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