Police have arrested a man in front of the White House after he reportedly got naked and tried to hop the fence, reports say.
Photos of the arrest show at least four Secret Service agents pinning the nude man to the sidewalk after he tried to get by security and assaulted an officer on Friday afternoon.
The NY Daily News reported that the man stripped all the way down to his socks at one of the security gates at about 3 p.m. after he was denied entrance to the White House.
On the Friday before Memorial Day, a man approached the White House security gates, just in time for President Barack Obama’s 3:30 p.m. press announcement.
“I have a 3:00 p.m. meeting with Mr. Obama,” he said as he handed the security officers his driver’s license.
“Sir, this is a foreign ID, we need either an American driver’s license, an international license or a passport,” the Secret Service agent replied. ”I’m sorry but you can not enter.”
The man walked away, looking slightly upset. The Secret Service continued going about their usual business of checking reporters’ IDs, including the ID of a Daily Caller reporter, and ushering them through security.
Suddenly, the man began undressing in front of the gate, but no one noticed until he was down to his gray boxer briefs.
“What are you doing, sir?” the Secret Service officer yelled.
“I have a 3pm appointment with Mr. Obama!” the man continued to yell as he pulled down his undergarments while shaking his naked body.
“Sir, please stop! Put your clothes on.”
“But I have an appointment!”
With gloves on, the Secret Service then constrained him and covered his naked body with a foil blanket.
“Resist, sir! Resist!” the Secret Service screamed as they wrestled the man to the ground.
Fire trucks and police cars soon arrived on the scene. They moved reporters inside the secret security checkpoint just in case spray had to be used to subdue the crazed man. Crowds were cleared and a blockade was set up outside the White House and down Pennsylvania Avenue.
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