College Freshman Snuck By Secret Service, Wandered Mar-A-Lago For 20 Minutes

A November 22, 2018 photo shows US President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida on November 22, 2018. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
May 29, 2019 7:59 a.m.

A college freshman from the University of Wisconsin wanted to see if he could slip past the Secret Service at Mar-a-Lago — and ended up wandering the premises for a full 20 minutes before agents realized he was not an actual club member.

According to the Palm Beach Post, student Mark Lindblom simply strolled down the beach from an adjoining club to which his grandparents belong. At Mar-a-Lago’s edge, he joined a line of members waiting at the security checkpoint and was waved through.

Lindblom was given probation for a year.

This is not the first time an outsider has gained admission to President Donald Trump’s “winter White House.” In March, Yujing Zhang was arrested after also masquerading as a member and gaining entry to the club. She was armed with multiple cell phones, an external hard drive and a thumb drive replete with malware.

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