Hail To The Thief: Fleeing Robber Jumps White House Fence
Officials said a man stole a woman's purse near the White House, then hopped a fence to try to get away. He didn't make it far before being arrested.By Grant Suneson | April 26, 2016
There are plenty of dumb places to commit a crime but doing it right next to the White House is probably near the top of the list.
But that’s just what officials said one purse-snatcher did. The Secret Service said a man stole a woman’s purse near Pennsylvania Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.
He then scaled a fence to try to get away, but apparently didn’t know the fence surrounded the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex.