no longer smiling: Florida man carrying lectern at U.S. Capitol rebellion arrested

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida man seen carrying a lectern throughout the U.S. Capitol during a riot Wednesday has been arrested, in keeping with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s workplace inmate search.

the person smiling and waving on the digital camera became recognized as 36-12 months-historical Adam Johnson of Parrish in Manatee County close Tampa. WFLA discovered Johnson is married to a physician and is a father of 5.

The arrest document says Johnson became booked within the Pinellas County detention center around 9 p.m. Friday. He continues to be there on a US Marshal warrant.

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The Getty photo from Wednesday indicates Johnson in a red, white, and blue Trump beanie carrying what is believed to be the lectern of the U.S. Speaker of the apartment, Nancy Pelosi.

Johnson is a registered voter in Manatee County and not using a celebration affiliation. The supervisor of elections in Manatee County says Johnson voted in two ordinary elections — 2004 and 2020.

no person answered the door when WFLA stopped via his home Friday. in the early afternoon, two men placed on face masks earlier than knocking and getting into Johnson’s residence.

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Allan Mestel is friends with Johnson and notified the FBI after recognizing Johnson within the image.

“I felt a little disassociated for a minute. It turned into almost like, it turned into surreal. I mean it turned into surreal. I wasn’t stunned, but i used to be shocked. Mestel including. “Couldn’t accept as true with it, the incontrovertible fact that I admire somebody from our hometown, was, i used to be floored.”

WFLA spoke with a criminal law professional about the charges a person who charged the Capitol could be facing.

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“These are burglars, they are insurrectionists, they’ve committed thefts and armed offenses, threatened congress members, they are searching on the classification of prices that might get them many years if not the the rest of their existence in detention center,” referred to Jeffrey Swartz.

On Thursday, the FBI appealed for assistance from the general public to aid them identify extra protesters who engaged in the rioting.