A woman from China was arrested on Dec. 18 for trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and refusing police orders to leave, NBC News reported.
Fifty-six-year-old Lu Jing was asked to leave the property once, but returned to take pictures before fleeing the scene and being arrested.
Lu is the second person from China to trespass at the resort and be arrested this year.
When police caught up to Lu, she “balled up her hands into fists, crossed her arms on her chest, began screaming ‘no, no, no’ and pulling away from me,” one police officer on the scene wrote in an affidavit.
“During the course of our investigation, it was determined that her visa had expired, and during questioning, she invoked her right to counsel,” Palm Beach police spokesman Michael Ogrodnick said of Lu in a statement.
Lu refused to let police see the photos on her cell phone camera. Police could not question her further after she asked for a lawyer.
In the meantime, Lu is being held without bail because of her expired visa. Her case has been assigned to the public defender’s office.
Not the first time
Neither Trump nor anyone from his family was at Mar-a-Lago when Lu was arrested there. It was unclear why Lu was on the property and what her motives for taking pictures were.
In March, 33-year-old Yujing Zhang was also arrested for trespassing at Mar-a-Lago, according to NBC. Zhang was convicted of trespassing and lying to the Secret Service in September and sentenced to time served.
Zhang is now being held for deportation, which will likely be Lu’s fate when her case is concluded. In addition to being in the U.S. on an expired visa, she would not likely be approved to stay after being accused or convicted of a crime.
Not a sanctuary state
For his part, Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis (R), is a strong proponent of border security and curbing illegal immigration. The Secret Service also has a duty to keep Trump safe from potential harm and to provide a safe and secure environment for him whenever they can.
For this reason, they won’t be taking any chances when it comes to the president’s resort in Mar-a-Lago. And that’s good news for Trump — and his supporters.