A 21-year-old man was arrested overnight after police said he climbed over the wall surrounding the grounds of the Executive Mansion in downtown Raleigh.
Alan Connor Herndon, of 2132 Balboa Road in Raleigh, was charged with first-degree trespass, according to North Carolina State Capitol Police.
Herndon was intoxicated and told officers he was looking for a place to go to the bathroom, Deputy Chief Lenora Mitchell said.
The man was spotted by state troopers at the mansion, home to Gov. Bev Perdue, at about 2:10 a.m. Herndon is being held in the Wake County jail in lieu of $500 bail.