Capitol Rioter Accused of Threatening to Shoot His Kids if They Told FBI About His DC Involvement
Participating in the riot at the U.S. Capitol, a Trump supporter now has another scene to make.
The supporter allegedly tried to stop family members from pilfering on his contribution by threatening them. Guy Reffitt threatened to shoot his daughter and son if they told the authorities he traveled to Washington to storm the Capitol with other Trump supporters.
Reports say that Reffitt allegedly gave them the threat while quarreling with his kids over his role in the occurrence, conferring to testament given by his wife to an FBI agent. “If you turn me in, you’re a traitor and you know what happens to traitors … traitors get shot,” Reffitt allegedly said to his kids.
He was ultimately tracked down by federal authorities after a videotape of him at the Capitol during the riot was seen on YouTube and Fox News on the day of the siege, court papers states. To make matter’s worse, investigators found out he had previously posted a comment on a website for a militia extremist group known as the Texas Freedom Force, according to the FBI.
As the New York Post notes, when he has arrested him on Jan. 15, they reportedly found an AR-15 style rifle and a Smith & Wesson pistol. He’s now facing a charge for obstruction of justice charge for participating in the Capitol riot, which left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer.