An aspiring actor from Texas has been accused of using a crutch to beat up a police officer during the Capitol Hill riots in January, according to the FBI.
Luke Coffee, 41, faces charges of assaulting a federal law enforcement officer with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds for being part of a rampaging mob that stormed the building on Jan. 6, according to a complaint penalty obtained by the Daily. Beast.
Coffee was identified as the man seen in videos wearing a cowboy hat, camouflage jacket and blue bandana while carrying a crutch on the steps of the Capitol, according to the complaint.
He can also be seen holding the object over his head before charging into a crowd of DC and Capitol police officers, according to the FBI.
The complaint further alleged that he hit a policeman on the chest and head with the crutch, and that the rioters then passed the gun on, using it to attack other officers.
Coffee’s social media pages show that he is a supporter of Donald Trump and believes in QAnon’s conspiracy theories.
The day before the riot, Coffee said in a YouTube video that “Hell will break loose tomorrow,” the Daily Beast reported.
After the riot, Coffee continued his spiel online, saying, “I was ready to die last night. We thought we were, we were totally gassed. And I literally thought they were gassing me to death like I was in Nazi Germany, a Jew being gassed to death. Okay, ”according to the Dallas Central Track news outlet.
Coffee has appeared on several television shows, including “Murder Made Me Famous,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Las Vegas,” and others, his IMDB page says.
The Justice Department has charged more than 200 people with storming the Capitol during an insurrection that left five dead, including a Capitol police officer.