WASHINGTON – A college student who jumped over the White House fence while draped in an American flag has been released from custody and ordered to live with his mother in Connecticut until his case is resolved.
Twenty-two-year-old Joseph Caputo pleaded innocent to a misdemeanor charge of unlawful entry during a court appearance on Monday. Federal prosecutors agreed to his release from custody. A judge ordered him to submit to electronic monitoring and observe an 8 p.m. curfew.
Caputo was also ordered to stay out of the District of Columbia except for court appearances and for meetings with attorneys.
Stephan Seeger is Caputo's lawyer. He has said his client scaled the White House fence on Thursday as an act of civil disobedience. He said Caputo had no plans to harm anyone.