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WHITE HOUSE FENCE JUMPER

THE ARMED TAKEDOWN

CAUGHT ON VIDEO

8/3/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

080311_white_house_v2_videoArmed Secret Service agents swooped in on a homeless man on the White House lawn after he jumped a fence yesterday -- and the whole scene was caught on tape right behind a CNN reporter.

The 41-year-old man -- James Dirk Crudup -- was arrested almost immediately by several Secret Service badasses who moved in with automatic weapons drawn. Crudup was seen crawling around on his belly with a bag nearby as agents approached him.

The scene played out several yards from CNN's John King -- who was seconds away from going live on TV when he noticed the agents with guns drawn.

Crudup was arrested and will reportedly be charged with unlawful entry.


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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

See how that works out for him? He's not homeless anymore. Now he has a roof over his head and 3 squares. Desperate times...maybe.

996 days ago
2.

Ehécatl    

This homeless man was probably just looking for some shelter and he gets tackled mercilessly. Meanwhile, the Evil Overloard of the Universe --- oops, I mean Rupert Murdoch --- continues to roam free, despite his many and heinous crimes.

996 days ago
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FlamingoNut    

Nice smooth patdown once accosted. If it had been regular cops, there would've been 10 surrounding him, kicking & beating him.

996 days ago
4.

RK    

Or was it Obama trying to break out? Maybe Biden trying to get in?

996 days ago
5.

B    

Seriously? Why don't they just make the fence tall enough not to be jumped?

996 days ago
6.

Jackie    

Ha ha...was watching CNN and so this. Now it's on TMZ...:D

996 days ago
7.

destini    

James just missed being splattered all over the white house lawn. What a dumb ass

996 days ago
8.

ed    

in a socialist state, the white house should be open to everyone. if omama wants to take my riches and give them to the clueless, then the least he can do is share his lawn with the public. douche.

996 days ago
9.

Jon    

Evidently Obama forgot his keys.

996 days ago
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daftshadow    

White House lawn is like the Area 51 lawn, they have intruder sensors everywhere.

996 days ago
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Titanium    

I agree with the guy on here who said that if it had been regular police there would've been about ten of them on top of that guy. It took two (with a third who appeared to be controlling a K9) to apprehend and arrest the suspect. Very good stuff.

996 days ago
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Glenda     

Why would you want to ruin a perfectly good day with crawling over the White House fence ?. What a way to get accommodations.

996 days ago
13.

Johnnyt    

He just wanted to give the brother a hug, 'cause since Obama has
been in residence, he has lost his job, then his house . And today,
while in D.C., while everybody celebrated signing a bill so they can
spend another Trillion they don't have, and recess for the month of
August, he lost the last of his 401K when the Dow dropped another
thousand points!

996 days ago
14.

CrisDizzle    

Dude jump over the fence to personally collect his stimulus package that Obama promise to all Americans in 2008!

996 days ago
15.

zima    

osama wants us to give all our money to the poor. why didn't he at least have a beer with this guy???

996 days ago
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