Riot Suspect Arrested After Tips About His FB Posts

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

A Jackson County man with a history of engaging in right-wing protests is the latest Georgian to be charged with participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Glen Mitchell “Mitch” Simon, 30 of Jefferson, was charged in federal court in Gainesville Wednesday with entering a restricted building and violent and disorderly conduct inside the Capitol. Simon came to the attention of the FBI thanks to two anonymous tipsters who reported posts Simon allegedly made on his Facebook page.

In the post, Simon allegedly wrote that he felt “like I took about 50 bong rips of pepper spray today” and said the photo was a “victory picture after the ramming through of the capital (sic) building.”

Read the full article. Simon reportedly spent last summer traveling the country to counter-protest Black Lives Matter events.