A 28-year-old real estate agent was arrested and released after entering the California property of presidential candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. on Wednesday morning and then arrested again later that afternoon when he returned, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Jonathan Macht, of Pacific Palisades, was arrested in the 2900 block of Mandeville Canyon Road about 9:30 a.m. on suspicion of trespassing and issued an emergency protective order, according to police. Macht was released and, at around 5:45 p.m. that same day, detained by security outside the same location, according to law enforcement. Police arrested him about 6:10 p.m. for violating the emergency protective order.
Macht did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.
Kennedy, an independent candidate for president, wrote about the incident on Thursday, arguing that it was further evidence that he needs Secret Service protection for his campaign.
“Yesterday an intruder climbed the fence at my home and was arrested,” Kennedy wrote on X. “After being released from police custody later in the day, he immediately returned to my home and was arrested again.”