An aspiring actor from Texas has been charged with using a crutch to beat up a cop during the Capitol Hill riot in January, according to the FBI.
Luke Coffee, 41, faces charges of assault of a federal law enforcement officer with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds for taking part of a rowdy mob that stormed the building on Jan. 6, according to a criminal complaint 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 Capitol steps, the complaint states.
He also can be seen holding the object over his head before charging at a crowd of DC and Capitol Police officers, according to the FBI.
The complaint further alleged that he bashed a cop on the chest and head with the crutch, and that the weapon was then passed around by the rioters, who used it to attack other officers.
Coffee’s social media pages shows he’s a Donald Trump supporter and believes the conspiracy theories of QAnon.
The day before the riot, Coffee said in one YouTube video that “All hell is going to break loose tomorrow,” the Daily Beast reported.
After the riot, Coffee continued his rants online, saying, “I was ready to die last night. We thought we were, we were totally gassed. And I literally thought I was getting gassed to death like I was in Nazi Germany, a Jew getting gassed to death. Okay,” according to Dallas news outlet Central Track.
Coffee has appeared in several TV 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.