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NCSU student arrested at Governor's Mansion

Posted April 1, 2011

— State Capitol Police said they arrested a man who scaled the wall of the Governor's Mansion in downtown Raleigh early Friday.

State troopers called police around 2 a.m. after seeing a man climbing over the wall. Officers arrested him in the yard of the mansion.

Alan Connor Herndon, 21, was charged with first-degree trespassing.

Herndon told officers he was looking for a place to urinate and was trying to find his way back to the North Carolina State University campus.

The N.C. State online directory lists Herndon as a junior from Blowing Rock.

He was placed in the Wake County jail under a $500 secured bond.

Gov. Beverly Perdue was asleep at the mansion at the time of the arrest, according to spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson.

Pearson said she doesn't think the intruder was targeting Perdue.


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  • hortguy Apr 1, 2011

    "State troopers called police around 2 a.m."- does anyone else find this odd?

  • rpb118300 Apr 1, 2011

    did he get to pee or not?

  • OpinionatedGuy Apr 1, 2011

    College students... Enough said...

  • Proud Black Constitutionalist Apr 1, 2011

    Could it be that he's having an affair with her and tried sneaking in through the bedroom window...no, couldn't be.

  • JustAName Apr 1, 2011

    When you've got to go, you've got to go.

  • cariannestanley Apr 1, 2011

    Middle - I don't need to move - that is MY opinion. I despise her ineffectual politics and further, sir, she comes across as the most dim-witted, blank-behind-the-eyes excuse for a governor we have EVER had - unfortunately, I don't believe I am in the minority on that point either, sir...you have your opinion, quit attacking mine.

  • Glass Half Full Apr 1, 2011

    This story has been buried and the one published after this one has disappeared all together.

  • LovemyPirates Apr 1, 2011

    Yes the article about the assault on NCSU campus was in on WRAL & the N&O.

  • itsmyownopinion Apr 1, 2011


    That's the article you are looking for, gmuny33.

    Take heart paginasecunda, sometimes these know it alls with political agendas don't really know it all.

  • paginasecunda Apr 1, 2011

    "Funny they post this about the NCSU student and the Governor's Mansion, but failed to post about the sexual assault on the NCSU campus, that is right across the street, but was shown on the news 2 other days, but oops, that was WTVD I saw that. Coincidence? Not!!! No bad perception of the nice campus in Raleigh, ha ha."


    That's the article you are looking for, gmuny33.