WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSDFW.COM) – The driver of an unauthorized vehicle that tried to enter the White House complex on November 21 is from North Texas.
Authorities say someone in a black Mercedes SUV tried to follow another vehicle past a checkpoint at the complex. The driver, later identified as Joy Ihuoma Utokanandu, was arrested.READ MORE: I-Team: 3 Ways To Avoid Becoming Victim Of Savvy, Sophisticated Scams
An unauthorized vehicle attempted to gain entry to the White House complex by following another vehicle that was lawfully entering at an external complex checkpoint.
The vehicle was stopped and the individual was immediately taken into custody by Secret Service U.D. Officers. pic.twitter.com/ex406WNK87
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) November 21, 2019READ MORE: Suspects In Custody And Hospitalized Following Chase, Shootout In Johnson County
Streets around the White House were temporarily shut down as the vehicle was searched and an on-site investigation completed. Clothing, several laptops, flash drives and an iPhone was found inside the SUV.
CBS 11 News tracked the vehicle down as being registered to Utokanandu and an apartment in Grand Prairie. News crews stopped by the address and knocked on the door, but no one answered.MORE NEWS: Don Huffines Says Border Security, Eliminating Property Tax Among Priorities In 2022 Primary Challenge To Gov. Abbott
She has been charged with unlawful entry.