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Man with Pikachu hat and teddy arrested after hopping White House fence

Reports that Bulbasaur was seen in the Obamas’ shrubbery were unfounded.

A MAN WEARING a Pikachu hat and carrying a Pikachu stuffed toy was tackled by the US Secret Service after he hopped the fence at the White House yesterday.

It happened just after 6pm yesterday evening on the anniversary of the 11 September attacks.

The man is believed to have scaled the fence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue before being confronted by the Secret Service officers who pointed their weapons at the man and ordered him to the ground.

Fox News quotes a statement from Secret Service spokeswoman Nicole Mainor who said that the man was then arrested:

An individual jumped the North fence line. He was immediately apprehended and taken into custody by USSS Uniformed Division Officers.

At least three armed officers were involved and secret service dog were involved in the arrest.

The situation is said to be ‘evolving’ (no, it’s not).

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