Secret Service arrests man with suspicious package near White House

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The U.S. Secret Service says a Kentucky man dressed as a Pokemon character tried to jump the White House fence on Tuesday.

Officials say 36-year-old Curtis Combs of Somerset told them he wanted to be famous and hoped to accomplish that by jumping the White House fence in a Pikachu outfit and posting it to YouTube.

On Twitter, the U.S. Secret Service says it found a suspicious package at the south fence line.

This is not the first time the U.S. Secret Service has dealt with Pika-suspects. 

In September 2014, a man wearing a yellow Pikachu hat and clinging to a yellow Pikachu doll jumped the fence before being apprehended by Secret Service on the North Lawn.

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