A woman who allegedly trespassed three days in a row at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters and requested “to speak to Agent Penis” has been arrested.
Jennifer G. Hernandez, 58, of North Carolina, allegedly traveled to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, four times since April 22, according to the criminal complaint filed by Officer Mirko Pena, of the CIA’s Security Protective Service.
During her first visit to the heavily fortified complex, Hernandez walked to the visitor center.
“The defendant explained to the officer that she had applied for employment at the CIA, and that her recruiter directed her to come to the Agency,” the complaint said. When told she was trespassing, Hernandez walked away.
The next time Hernandez arrived at the CIA — May 1 — she was sitting in the rear seat of a Lyft vehicle. By video phone, she told the officer she was there to meet with her recruiter. She received a written warning for trespassing on an agency installation and was warned that if she returned, she would be cited for trespassing.
The next day — May 2 — arriving in an Uber, Hernandez said she wanted to “speak to her recruiter,” and knew to come to headquarters because “her phone was off.” Realizing she had been issued a written warning the day before, the officer cited Hernandez for trespassing.
Finally, on the afternoon of May 3, Hernandez showed up at the visitor center, and requested “to speak to Agent Penis.”
Police ordered her to leave the premises and asked how she intended to depart — she said by bus.
Officers remained with Hernandez at the bus stop for several minutes. When the next bus arrived, she asked the officers, “Do you really think I’m going to leave?”
Warned if she didn’t get on the bus, she would be arrested, Hernandez said, “I’m not leaving,” and was arrested, according to Pena’s account.
Hernandez made her first appearance in federal court in Alexandria on Monday and was charged with trespassing at an agency installation without authorization.
She was released by U.S. Magistrate Judge Ivan Davis, upon the conditions of getting mental health testing, and any treatment as directed by the court’s pretrial service department.
In addition, Hernandez is ordered to “not physically appear at CIA buildings or property” before her next court appearance May 23.
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