Thanksgiving White House fence jumper to be arraigned Friday

27 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘Let’s do this:’ White House fence jumper was on a mission.

A man, draped in American flag, was arrested after he jumped a White House fence while President Barack Obama and his family were celebrating Thanksgiving, prompting a temporary lock-down. “I just heard him take a big, deep breath and whisper to himself, ‘Alright, let’s do this,’ and he took off,” said Houston resident Victoria Pena. “It was chaotic. The man identified as Joseph Caputo was immediately apprehended by the US Secret Service after he scaled the fence of the highly secure complex yesterday.

Everyone around us was “Today has as much to do with turkeys and pilgrims as Easter does with eggs and rabbits,” Caputo wrote. “So today, don’t think of what your planet can do for you, think about what you can do for your planet.” In May, a second layer of steel spikes was added to the top of the fence. Criminal changes are pending against him. “Today at approximately 2:45 pm, Joseph Caputo scaled over the north fence line of the White House Complex gaining access to the North Grounds. Other long-term security enhancements were under consideration in response to a September 2014 security breach in which a Texas man – a former Army veteran named Omar Gonzalez – managed to scale the fence, enter the executive mansion and run deep into the building.

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