Pokemon Fan Storms White House, Gets Arrested

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Pokemon Fan Storms White House, Gets Arrested

A man carrying a Pokémon hat and Pikachu plush toy has learned it's never a good time to jump the White House fence.

Pokémon players, above all else, are known for a dedication and determination to "catch em all", even traveling the world to do so. I can't help but wonder if that's what motivated one Pokémon fan to jump the White House fence and run about the grounds. But of course, instead of finding a rare Mewtwo or Jirachi, a wild Secret Service agent appeared and quickly apprehended him.

According to several reporters who snapped photographs at the scene, the White House was put on temporary lockdown when a man with a Pikachu hat and plush toy entered the grounds. After a few moments of realizing that very real guns were being pointed at him, the intruder finally sat with his knees to his chest and allowed himself to be arrested. The man's identity is currently unknown.

President Barack Obama was away attending a September 11 memorial when the event occurred. I hope we all learned a valuable lesson today: Never jump the White House fence, because you'll only learn that the Secret Service is great at catching you.

Source: Kotaku, via Eurogamer

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Something tells me that he replaced some of his marbles with Pokeballs. He probably couldn't know any better and is not a threat to himself or anybody else.

Oh man, those Pokemon puns, they really cracked me up. I'm really wanting to know if this was a native or tourist. Crazy American or tourist trying to get a better picture? Hmm...

Damn that's embarrassing. Just seeing some Pokemon fanatic getting arrested by the Secret Service is making me cringe like crazy.

Um... wow. I'm really not sure what to say about this...

Microwave?

This is certainly odd. But then it'll be hilarious when we inevitably find out it's some stupid tourist wanting a good view of the White House.

So why was he trying to get into the White House than using the tour way? I'm guess he was a nutter?

Scarim Coral:
So why did he trying to get into the White House than using the tour way? I'm guess he was a nutter?

I'm thinking storming the White House with a stuffed Pikachu is probably the first sign that he might be a few cards short of a full pokedex. I'm not saying that his plan to capture the President in a little red and white plastic ball, and replace him with some sort of lightning spewing rodent is completely without merit. Just possibly poorly thought through and executed.

What a dumbass. He didn't bring eight badges to verify entering.

Good thing he wasn't black or middle eastern. Then we'd have another Dratini cancelled episode.

"!"

"Hey! You're not allowed here!"

*transitions to battle screen*

Secret Service Man wants to fight!

Secret Service Man sent out ATTACK DOG!

But *insert guy's name here* doesn't have any usable Pokemon!

*Insert guy's name here* whited out!

Dude's lucky the Secret Service didn't blast him considering what day he decided to do this... Alright I'm sure they wouldn't but they really aren't known for fucking around when it comes to keeping the President and the White House safe.

OT: So, does anyone else think the White House might have rare pokemon in the Rose Garden now? :D

Pikachu, I choose you! (for president in 2016)

Also those secret service agents really take their job too seriously, what's in there proof of UFOs?

It's a little known fact that The 14th amendment states that if you beat the president in a Pokemon battle you get to be the president.

"Trainer sends out Pikachu!"

"Pikaaaa!"

"Guard uses gun..."

"It's super effective!"

What does Trainer want to do?

Piss self Piss self
Piss self Piss self

"Trainer whited out."

he shouldve bought a repel

...thats what he deserves for stepping on the grass.

Oh my goodness, am I the only one thinking that this story would have been a million times more hilarious is the Pikachu guy ended up getting tased?

The story itself is just... quirky, however I'm thinking smart money is on this man being mentally impaired in one way or another.

Probably wanted to catch the rare pokemon Barakak. I hear it's a pretty good rock fighting type.

I'm surprised he wasn't just gunned down. Well done security for not just murdering the kid.

The leading theory is that he wanted to fight the White House Gym Leader, Brock Obama.

So, is Obama the final gym leader, or is he the middle part of the region? Or maybe he's the rock type gym, and you have to beat the leaders of six other countries. Then, in a twist, you meet with Obama again in the end, and he pulls out a bunch of super powered steel types, a secret service agent, and the alien from Roswell. When you beat him, you get the key to Area 51 and fight the Illuminati boss!

But there are really rare Pokemon in that grass! D:

It's so difficult to fill the Pokedex these days already, give him a break CIA!

The Secret Service only throws Master Balls, as this person has just figured out.

Aerosteam:
What a dumbass. He didn't bring eight badges to verify entering.

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I'm dying.

OT: I really hope this was simply a confused tourist. Because any American that would do something THAT freaking stupid on 9/11 deserves whatever they decide to do to him. You do NOT fuck around at the White House on 9/11. The Secret Service takes that kind of shit seriously.

I have the strangest feeling that he believed the Secret Service would be too confused for a moment, trying to figure out why the hell a pokefan is here. Then again, perhaps that's exactly what happened and what saved his life.

So does this mean there might be Oddish and Sunflora in the Rose Garden? Or does Secret Service have a good supply of Repel?

Lieju:
It's a little known fact that The 14th amendment states that if you beat the president in a Pokemon battle you get to be the president.

Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

Section 3. Any person, upon proving himself by collecting the 8 Kanto badges, may challenge the President to a pocket monster battle. If the challenger is victorious, they are to immediately be made President and granted all powers afforded to the position, while the incumbent is to be stripped of all titles, powers, and holdings.

Section 4. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Section 5. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

Section 6. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

faefrost:

Scarim Coral:
So why did he trying to get into the White House than using the tour way? I'm guess he was a nutter?

I'm thinking storming the White House with a stuffed Pikachu is probably the first sign that he might be a few cards short of a full pokedex. I'm not saying that his plan to capture the President in a little red and white plastic ball, and replace him with some sort of lightning spewing rodent is completely without merit. Just possibly poorly thought through and executed.

To be fair, how would we know?

(Yes I realise that isn't Obama but come on, it's just too perfect not to use. The only pictures I could find of Obama was a single Ho-oh pic and countless "Brock Obama"s)

Li Mu:
I'm surprised he wasn't just gunned down. Well done security for not just murdering the kid.

Why? This happens all the time. It's practically a Tuesday to the Secret Service. The only reason they might have been on edge was due to the date. The only thing that makes it even slightly newsworthy is that he had Pokemon swag when he was taken down, allowing us to make Pokemon puns aplenty.

Aikayai:
The leading theory is that he wanted to fight the White House Gym Leader, Brock Obama.

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I'd love to make a joking comment about this, but everyone else took all the good ones.

I wonder what the thought process was when he scaled the fence. Even if you didn't necessarily know the area, you'd think one would have the common sense to not jump the fence of the really big white house...

Like, straight up, I didn't expect this thread would be so freaking funny. I was more immediately concerned with the idea of Pokemon having yet another example to make it look bad, but the puns are too damn funny.

8 Badges... fucking hell, I'm gonna die of laughter.

If Obama is the leader of the White House Gym, then does that mean he uses Normal types?

Wait! Secret Service agents hide in tall grass! You need a Pokemon to keep yourself safe!

Hence the Pikachu toy.

But it's a good thing he didn't have a bike with him. Otherwise they'd be picking little bits of Pokemaniac off the lawn for sure.

You got this all wrong!

The real story is that Team Rocket, disguised as secret service agents, finally managed to catch Pikachu!

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