The thief who broke into Buckingham Palace with a knife claims he had no idea where he was.
Before Buckingham Palace guards searched him and discovered the drugs and blade, Cameron Kalani claimed he “had no idea where he was or what was going on.”
A man who broke into Buckingham Palace claims he “had no idea” he was in one of the world’s most famous locations.
Cameron Kalani, 44, was discovered trespassing on the premises with a kitchen knife and a wrap of cocaine in his possession.
At 4.30 a.m. on May 10, security was alerted to his presence after he set off a security alarm outside Her Majesty The Queen’s home.
This week, he was caught trying to climb over a fence on the Royal Mews, according to Westminster Magistrates Court.
Prior to guards searching him and discovering the drugs and blade, he claimed he was “confused” and “didn’t know where he was or what was happening.”
“The defendant was seen by a security marshal in Buckingham Palace Road trying to climb over the fence and trespass,” prosecutor Alexander Alawode said.
“He scaled the fence into the Royal Mews before returning to Buckingham Palace Road.”
“The guard officers were alarmed by this breach of security and detained the defendant outside the steps a short time later.”
“The defendant appeared perplexed, as if he had no idea where he was or what was going on.”
“Items were found in his bag after it was searched.
At the time, he could have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
“Following this incident, a mental health report was served, which confirmed his paranoid schizophrenia on September 21.”
Mr Kalana accepted a guilty plea for the incident, but Natasha Lake, the trespasser’s lawyer, confirmed that he “didn’t know or suspect the site in question was Buckingham Palace.”
The case has been postponed until December 16 so that a pre-sentence investigation and psychiatric report can be completed, which could affect the sentence he receives.
After admitting to trespassing, carrying an offensive weapon, and possessing a controlled substance, Kalani was granted unconditional bail.
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