All for YouTube fame!
23 Oct 2017 - 3:49 PM  UPDATED 23 Oct 2017 - 3:49 PM

A man dressed in a Pikachu outfit has tried to make his way into the White House for a YouTube clip.

According to Polygon, Curtis Combs planned to climb over the White House fence while wearing an inflatable costume of everyone’s favourite yellow mascot (no, not you, Minions), in a video he hoped would go viral on YouTube.

Combs was spotted by a police officer as he tried climbing over the two-and-a-half meter fence next to a “Restricted Area Do Not Enter” sign but that didn’t stop him from continuing to climb. The officer then forcefully removed him from the fence and detained him.

He was later questioned by two special agents where he admitted to planning to film himself and post the video online in hopes of becoming a YouTube celebrity. A similar incident occurred on the White House front lawn in 2014, albeit unsuccessfully, given a YouTube video excerpt of the news story only reached 11,000 views.

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