A shocking incident recently took place at the White House as a mysterious van intentionally crashed into one of the barricades. However, things would only get worse as Secret Service swarmed the car — and they were left shocked to see who was inside.
This world is full of crazies, and it seems that they’ve been coming out of the woodwork more and more these days. Proving just that is what happened in Washington, D.C., as the White House was put on lockdown. Come to find out, someone had intentionally crashed their van into the barricades out front.
As one would imagine, Secret Service immediately went on high alert as several agents were seen running around the White House with guns drawn. The White House was immediately placed on lockdown as well. Fortunately, no one was hurt amid the chaos, but things were far from over as Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers soon approached the white vehicle with Tennessee plates — and they were left shocked to see who was inside.
UPDATE: The female driver of the vehicle was immediately apprehended by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) February 23, 2018
Upon their approach, officers were beyond concerned to see a 35-year-old woman sitting in the driver seat holding a shotgun. Although it took a few tries to get her to drop the weapon, she eventually complied. Just like that, she was taken into custody and officially arrested. At the time, it was immediately apparent that the woman was “mentally ill,” but that wasn’t the worst of it.
The van belonged to 35-year-old Jessica R. Ford of La Vergne, Tennessee, but this wasn’t just your average liberal who didn’t like President Donald Trump. In fact, reports would soon come out showing just how deranged this woman is and, worse, the sick things she’d done in the past.
The Washington Post reported that she tried to jump the fence at the White House in April 2017.
Courts documents said she was approached by Secret Service on that occasion and told an agent ‘I’m going to jump the fence’.
She then ran toward the White House fence and tried to get over the barrier before she was stopped by officers.
According to the Post, Ford has had other encounters with the Secret Service ‘resulting in numerous arrests for a variety of criminal violations’. [Source: Mail Online]
Apparently, Ford had several encounters with the Secret Service in the past. Even worse yet, she had actually tried to gain entry into the White House at least once before. With people calling her a “fence jumper,” it’s clear that this woman was well known by the Secret Service among other law enforcement agencies as well.
Ford also has a lengthy criminal history in Tennessee. In July 2003 she was charged with public intoxication, misuse of 911 and resisting stop-and-frisk halt.
She faced a DUI, refusing a blood-alcohol test and violating open container laws in September 2003 and the same year was cited on two occasions for felony prescription fraud. [Source: Mail Online]
Although the event caused quite the uproar at the time, it was ultimately taken care of without incident. Just like that, President Donald Trump took to Twitter in order to applaud the Secret Service. “Thank you to the great men and women of the United States @SecretService for a job well done,” he wrote.
Thank you to the great men and women of the United States @SecretService for a job well done!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 23, 2018
Right now, CNN is saying that Jessica Ford’s attack wasn’t directed at President Donald Trump, but considering the rate of fake news they’ve been putting out lately, we’re not so inclined to believe them. Besides, who else would you be gunning for when you decided to ram your car into the White House barricade?
At the end of the day, this lady was crazy, but that doesn’t excuse her actions or the fact that she was allowed to have a license, considering her criminal past. The left would rather take guns away from law-abiding citizens, but yet again, we have more proof at just how poorly managed the mental health crisis is here in America.