The new White House fence might be taller but it’s still vulnerable to tiny threats—one might even call them toddler sized.
A toddler slipped through the bars of the metal fence guarding the most guarded D.C. home on Tuesday, April 18, wandering onto the White House lawn. Two officers with the U.S. Secret Service quickly (and gently!) scooped up the tiny intruder.
Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the officers “encountered a curious young visitor” on the North Lawn and were able to reunite him with his parents along Pennsylvania Avenue, according to the Associated Press.
This isn’t the first toddler to bypass the White House fence (though it’s seemingly the first to thwart the new one!). In 2014, another toddler managed to squeeze his way through the metal bars under the cover of darkness.
“We were going to wait until he learned to talk to question him, but in lieu of that he got a timeout and was sent on [his] way with his parents,” then-Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan told USA Today at the time.
Talk about a story to tell your friends one day!