Adam Johnson, the bloke who was allegedly seen hauling Nancy Pelosi‘s lectern around during this week’s failed coup attempt in Washington DC, has been arrested in Florida, which is maybe the biggest example of ‘Florida man’ energy ever.
A photo of a smiling Johnson carrying the lectern went viral after crowds broke into the Capitol building on Wednesday. Per CBS News reports, the 36-year-old stay-at-home dad was quickly identified as a resident of Parish, Florida, and authorities came knocking soon after.
A press release from the US Department of Justice alleges that:
“[Adam Johnson] illegally entered the United States Capitol and removed the Speaker of the House’s lectern from where it had been stored on the House side of the Capitol building. A search of open sources led law enforcement to Johnson, who is allegedly seen in a widely circulated photo inside the Capitol carrying the lectern.”
Adam Johnson was arrested on Friday night, local time, and is currently in custody awaiting trial. He has been charged with:
“… one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; one count of theft of government property; and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.”
Several dozen arrests have been made in connection with this week’s Trump riots, and 13 people are already facing federal charges, including Jacob Anthony Chansley, aka the bloke in the headdress and horns who is not Jamiroquai.
Good Morning Washington, loving the headgear, but not sure that's my crowd. Stay safe everyone, J xxx pic.twitter.com/8Fuime28cc
— Jamiroquai (@JamiroquaiHQ) January 7, 2021