Law & Crime reports:
According to the charging documents unsealed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Christian Kulas, 24, became the latest of many accused Capitol rioters to be ensnared by authorities due to his own social media posts from Jan. 6.
Multiple people contacted the FBI and identified the individual depicted in the videos as Kulas, including one confidential witness who had “known Kulas for several years” because the witness had “attended middle school and high school with Kulas.
According to the charging documents, the FBI also learned that screenshots appearing to depict Kulas at the Capitol were posted to social media, where a user later identified as Kulas’s mother confirmed that the images were of her son.
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Illinois Man Arrested After Being Identified by His Mother and a Middle School Classmate as Smiling Jan. 6 Suspect Pictured in ‘Keep America Great’ Hathttps://t.co/ZO2ZUWK2hq
— Law & Crime (@lawcrimenews) June 9, 2021
His friends saw his Instagram posts and turned him into the FBI back in January. His mom helped confirm his identity by reposting his stuff on her own social media. #SeditionHasConsequences #SeditionTrack https://t.co/H8rGzgdovn
— Sedition Track (@seditiontrack) June 9, 2021
The criminal complaint alleges that Christian Kulas, 24, of Kenilworth, was seen breaching the U.S. Capitol while wearing an expensive Burberry coat and a hat with the slogan, “KEEP AMERICA GREAT.” pic.twitter.com/EdOZugxFKR
— Jason Meisner (@jmetr22b) June 8, 2021
Broke into the capitol in Burberry https://t.co/9twwqxesSI
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) June 8, 2021