Mammoth Spring Man Arrested At White House Preoccupied With Chelsea Clinton

December 9, 2005 - 2:59 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ Court documents show an Arkansas man who jumped the fence at the White House was preoccupied with Chelsea Clinton, not any current occupants of the White House.

A court-ordered mental report on 29-year-old Shawn Cox of Mammoth Spring says he believed that Chelsea Clinton still lived at the White House, and that he was destined to marry her.

Clinton is the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Senator Hillary Clinton. Cox was arrested Sunday at the White House by the Secret Service after scaling the fence separating the mansion's north lawn from public sidewalks.

A judge sent him to a hospital for mental-health services for a one-month evaluation. Cox has a January sixth court appearance. The report said Cox is a danger to himself and others and should be closely monitored.

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