Horned Capitol rioter refusing to feed because prison is not going to serve organic food
A Trump supporter who was photographed in a horned bearskin headdress in the US Capitol building made a ludicrous appeal for food after being arrested.
A QAnon activist and Trump supporter, who was pictured in a horned bearskin headdress in the US Capitol shirtless, refuses to eat in jail unless he is offered organic food, his mother said on Monday, echoing the man's public defender's concerns.
During a virtual trial, Gerald Williams, the lawyer for Jacob Anthony Chansley, who goes by Jake Angeli, told the court that his client had not eaten after he handed himself over to the FBI on Saturday since, Fox News reports, he has stringent dietary needs.
"He gets very sick if he's not eating organic food," Mr. Angeli's mother, Martha Chansley, told reporters outside the courthouse.
"He's gotta eat."
The court said that the office of the US Marshal would have to make accommodation for Mr Angeli, adding that he should eat.
David Gonzalez, US Marshal for Phoenix, told The Arizona Republic on Monday that the Marshals Service would comply.
"For religious or health reasons, we are required to accommodate them if (inmates) need a special diet," he said.
Mr Angeli, along with violent entry and disorderly conduct, was charged with intentionally breaking into the Capitol building and its grounds. His arrest came after images circulated on the internet that authorities claimed showed him carrying a spear inside the building after a violent blockade sparked by pro-Trump supporters backing the President's bogus electoral fraud allegations.
In a 2020 speech, Mr Angeli became known in right-wing circles for protesting in Phoenix in his wild outfit, telling the Arizona Republic that he is a member of QAnon.
The activist told the FBI he was moving to Washington, D.C. At the "request of the President" with other "patriots" from Arizona to oppose Congress' certification of the electoral college results.