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Man Who Smoked Joint In US Capitol Arrested

A man who filmed himself smoking a joint during the infamous US Capitol siege on January 6 has been arrested by the FBI.

Full story after the jump.

A man who filmed himself smoking a joint in the U.S. Capitol during the building’s siege on January 6 by angry supporters of former President Trump has been arrested, ABC News reports.

The man, James Bonet of New York state — who posted a video of his actions on his own Facebook page — was charged on January 25 by the Department of Justice, as per an FBI affidavit.

In the video, shot in the Capitol crypt, Bonet can be overheard saying, “Capitol building smoking with all my people!”

Later, he’d go on to say, “We made it in the building … We’re taking it back!” 

The charging papers reveal Bonet was turned in by a co-worker who identified him via his video and then shared it with the FBI. Additionally, the documents say Bonet would often share conspiracies with co-workers, inviting them to join in his conspiratorial conversations.

However, the co-worker says they shared the video because he was not wearing a face mask, making him a potential COVID-19 spreader, ABC News said. 

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