The Secret Service must be feeling a profound sense of deja vu.
A woman who had tried to jump the White House fence but got tripped up by her shoelaces last week, and was arrested days later for violating a “Stay Away” order, was busted yet again early Sunday by Secret Service officers.
Officials confirmed to WTOP by email that it was the same woman who had been arrested twice before.
In an official statement, the presidential security force said the woman triggered an alarm at approximately 2:15 a.m. at the southeast corner of the Treasury Building adjacent to 15th Street Northwest.
Officers responded immediately and found that the woman had scaled the fence.
She was arrested and charged with unlawful entry and contempt of court.
She had with her a backpack, sleeping bag and other assorted items — all of which were swept and cleared by an Explosive Ordinance and Disposal team. Nothing dangerous was found.