White House Fence Jumper Found Dangling, Arrested Again

Marci Anderson Wahl really wants to talk to President Trump
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2017 12:37 AM CDT
Woman Arrested for 2nd Attempt to Scale White House Fence
A Secret Service agent stands in front of the fence to the North Lawn at the White House.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Marci Anderson Wahl, a persistent but apparently not particularly dangerous White House fence jumper, was arrested early Sunday after scaling a section of the fence near the Treasury Building, the Secret Service says. This was the third arrest in less than a week for the 38-year-old resident of Everett, Wash., reports the Washington Post. Last Tuesday night, she was arrested after an attempt to climb the fence left her dangling by her shoelaces. She was ordered to stay away from the White House after pleading not guilty to misdemeanor unlawful entry, but she was arrested again about a block away from the White House on Friday night and charged with contempt of court, NBC News reports.

In the Tuesday incident, the "individual became entangled in security features affixed to the top of the fence, suspending them in the air on the inside of the fence," the Secret Service says. Wahl, who told officers that she had to speak to President Trump, has no previous arrest record and was not carrying anything dangerous during any of the incidents, CNN reports. WJLA reports that Wahl, who was due in court April 27 for a hearing on the first two incidents, was charged with unlawful entry and contempt of court again after the Sunday attempt. (Another fence jumper managed to evade capture for 17 minutes.)

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