Well welly well oh well!!!!!!...there is no end to stupidity .......i know some people need business badly ....but storming the govt building with your phone number on your jacket .......is going to get you all the advertising you want on TV ...not going to help you in jail.......not much you can do while you are in jail except get raped by prisoners .......i guess the IQ of the average person there was not that high ....i mean there have been hundreds of arrests ...if you are going to break the law ....make sure you do not get caught ....because prison food and blood farts do not mix ......good luck chuck
An insurrectionist wore a jacket to the Capitol riot with his company's phone number on the back, FBI says
Federal prosecutors arrested Troy Faulkner on charges related to the January 6 Capitol riot.
They were able to easily identify him, the FBI said.
Faulkner attended the insurrection wearing a jacket with his phone number on the back.
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One of the people who stormed the Capitol building during January's failed insurrection wore a jacket advertising his phone number on the back, according to an FBI affidavit.
Troy Faulkner, who was arrested and jailed Friday on several charges, apparently attempted to overthrow the US government while wearing a jacket advertising his Ohio painting company.
The fashion statement made it easy for FBI agents to identify him through public YouTube videos, according to the affidavit, which redacts the full phone number.
"On the back of his jacket, there is the name of a company 'FAULKNER PAINTING' and the telephone number 'XXX-XXX6985,'" the FBI agent wrote. "Your affiant was able to confirm through the Ohio Secretary of State's website that FAULKNER did own a painting business in his name consistent with the company's logo on the back of the jacket."
In the affidavit, the FBI included a viral tweet making fun of Faulkner for wearing the jacket.
Prosecutors also confirmed his identity by checking his Facebook account, where he also advertises the painting business with the same phone number.
Prosecutors obtained copies of a Facebook comment where Faulkner said "we're fighting against the government." And on his Facebook page, Faulkner posted images in support of "White Lives Matter" and about Hunter Biden. His account also prominently features the quote "why dose god wait for people to die before he judge's them [sic]."
Faulkner smashed one of the Capitol building's windows during the January 6 riot, according to the affidavit. On January 13, the affidavit says, he called the FBI and admitted to his conduct.