You really can't make this stuff up: a man wearing a Pikachu hat and Pikachu T-shirt, clutching a stuffed Pikachu, hopped over the fence at the White House today and was accosted by security.
Pictures posted to Twitter show the incident play out — the man, looking for the world like the world's biggest Pokemon fan — is seen walking on the lawn, holding his Pikachu at the ready.
UPDATE: The White House jumper was also carrying a Pikachu stuffed animal. pic.twitter.com/fhvKmZO2eg— Charlie Gile (@cwgile) September 11, 2014
Later photos show him face down on the ground, attended by Secret Service personnel.
NBC's @ChrisJansing reports a man jumped over the White House fence & was arrested. Check into @NBCNews 4 the latest. pic.twitter.com/JcA7BwDgRS— Morgan Parmet (@mparmet) September 11, 2014
The incident reportedly put the White House on lockdown.
This probably wasn't the best day to pull a stunt like this — on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
There's no news yet on why this person wanted to get into the white house with all his Pikachu gear. Maybe he really wanted an autograph?