Proud Boy Capitol rioter complains that his ankle monitor ‘beeps loudly around potential clients’
Gabriel Garcia, 40, member of the Proud Boys extremists group
A member of the Proud Boys extremist group that took part in the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riots asked a federal court to remove his GPS ankle monitor.
Gabriel Garcia, 40, a former United States Army captain, filed a motion arguing that the monitor is disrupting his roofing company, Supreme Aluminum Florida, in Miami.
“The monitor randomly started beeping loudly around potential customers, immediately followed by an embarrassing call from pre-trial services asking for his exact location,” the move said, adding that Garcia “nearly fell off a ladder” after the device hit a hit the step.
Garcia was ordered to wear the monitor while being indicted for his involvement in the Capitol riot, where he rose to fame for being the man who yelled, “Nancy, come out and play,” reportedly referring to the Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
According to court records, federal prosecutors plan to oppose Garcia’s motion.
Gabriel Garcia, circled, was seen entering the Capitol with the other riots
Garcia stormed the Capitol along with rioters who wanted to prevent Congress from validating Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election
Garcia’s pleas were met with several unsympathetic responses on Twitter.
One Twitter user, Denise Shearin, wrote: “Gabriel Garcia is not ashamed of the attack on the Capitol, but is ashamed of the aftermath of his choice. Well, as an adult, he learns about consequences.
Another person with the username D Villella tweeted, “Poor man, if the ankle monitor is such a problem, send him to jail.”
The Twitter user Basemetal echoed the sentiments, tweeting, “No…he has to explain that beeping sound every time it goes off.”
Twitter users remained unsympathetic to Gabriel Garcia’s plea to remove his ankle monitor
Garcia has pleaded not guilty to all charges, saying he could not have committed trespassing because no one tried to stop him from entering the building and he did not stray outside the “red velvet lines.”
In a series of Jan. 6 Facebook videos streamed live online, Garcia shows himself entering the Capitol along with others in the crowd.
“We just went ahead and stormed the Capitol. It’s about to get ugly,” he says in one of the videos.
The live stream captured Garcia walking through the Capitol, yelling “f***ing traitors” and “USA, storm this s***.”
During the attack on the capital, rioters went door-to-door for members of Congress who they believed had betrayed Donald Trump by refusing to reverse the results of the 2020 presidential election.
The crowd had previously chanted “Hang Mike Pence” and erected a gallows outside the Capitol, targeting prominent Democrats, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Garcia insisted that when he yelled at Nancy to “come out and play,” he had no intention of hurting Pelosi, and that he has not been charged in connection with the comments, according to the statement. Miami Herald.
He suggested that perhaps he was not referring to Pelosi.
‘This is what it’s about. Which Nancy am I talking about?’ he told the Herald.
‘I never said speaker of the house. Nancy Lopez? Maybe Nancy Reagan?’
Trump supporters storm the Capitol after the ‘Stop The Steal’ rally where they gathered in Washington DC on January 6, 2021 to protest the 2020 election results
Five people died after supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed and broke into the US Capitol building while Congress certifies the 2020 election for Joe Biden
During the January 6 riots in the US Capitol, participants clashed with police
Garcia was also arrested for yelling “Free Enrique,” a reference to Miami leader of the Proud Boys Enrique Tarrio, who was arrested a few days before the uprising in Washington, DC, according to a complaint filed in January.
At least 19 members of the Proud Boys have been charged by federal court with offenses related to the January 6 riots. In total, more than 638 people have been charged.
The Proud Boys were founded in 2016 by Gavin McInnes and quickly gained a reputation for violence.
Members are reportedly sworn in by chanting, “I’m a proud boy. I am a western chauvinist. And I refuse to apologize for creating a modern world.”
In 2018, the FBI labeled the Proud Boys an extremist group.