November 11, 2014 10:15 am -

The Secret Service says there were 40 fence-jumping incidents at the White House during the last five years, twice the number originally disclosed.


Ten separate instances involve someone scaling the fixed security fencing surrounding the White House complex to access a restricted area without authorization.

Another 30 involved people illegally crossing more temporary, lower types of fencing, known as “bike racks” or police tape surrounding the White House, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the New Executive Office Building or the U.S. Treasury Department building and surrounding space…

This year alone there were four instances of someone jumping over the White House North fence line, including Omar Gonzales, who made it into the ceremonial heart of the White House before agents wrestled him to the ground in September.

The report did not include the latest episode on Oct. 22, in which two guard dogs almost instantaneously took down a jumper. That incident occurred after the fiscal year was over.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

5 responses to Twice As Many White House Fence-Jumping Incidents Than Previously Disclosed

  1. mea_mark November 11th, 2014 at 10:53 am

    It may be time to upgrade the fences and make them harder to climb over.

  2. Suzanne McFly November 11th, 2014 at 11:50 am

    I wonder what is so different about this President than the previous Presidents? Why would people want to harm him? Did he begin wars without reason? Did he deny healthcare to the masses? Did he go into houses and remove legal weapons? Did he shoot unarmed citizens in the streets? Did he refuse to ensure equal opportunity?

    • Carla Akins November 11th, 2014 at 11:51 am

      Oh, we all know he committed the ultimate sin – being black in the White House.

      • Suzanne McFly November 11th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

        Oooooh, that’s it? I wouldn’t have guessed. lol

        • Bunya November 11th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

          And don’t forget, he also cut in line at a Texas BBQ house. Now couple that with being black and……