Well, this is weird.
Yet another woman from China was arrested on Wednesday and charged with trespassing on the property of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, the Palm Beach Police said.
This is the second time in 2019 a Chinese national been arrested for unauthorized entry on the premises of Trump's Florida resort and residence.
Lu Jing, 56, allegedly trespassed on the Palm Beach resort and was asked to leave by security, Palm Beach Police spokesman Michael Ogrodnick said in a statement. Lu returned to Mar-a-Lago and began to take photos when Palm Beach Police Department responded and arrested her, according to Ogrodnick. Lu made an initial court appearance Thursday morning and plead not guilty to all charges.
During their investigation, authorities figured out that Lu Jing was a Chinese national in the country on an expired visa.
Lu Jing is the second Chinese national arrested for trespassing at Mar-a-Lago this year. The other Chinese woman was arrested in March for trespassing, and no connection is apparent between the two women.
Again, from CNN:
Yujing Zhang, a 33-year-old businesswoman from Shanghai, was found guilty last month of unlawfully entering a restricted zone and making false statements to a federal officer.
At the time of her arrest, Zhang had in her possession four cellphones, a laptop, an external hard drive and a thumb drive, which a preliminary forensic exam showed contained malware, according to her criminal complaint. Prosecutors said they also discovered a trove of additional electronics — including a signal detector to detect hidden cameras — and thousands of dollars in cash in her hotel room.
Chinese national arrested for trespassing at Trump's Florida resort [Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN]