Man photographed in horns throughout Capitol occupation will reportedly be fed natural weight loss program whereas he is in custody
by: Russell Falcon, Nexstar Media Wire
Posted: Jan 12, 2021 / 12:34 PM CSTUpdated January 12, 2021 / 12:34 p.m. CST
Supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol police officers outside the Senate Chamber in the Capitol in Washington. An Arizona man featured in photos and videos of the mob wearing a fur hat with horns was charged on Saturday amid Wednesday’s chaos. Jacob Anthony Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, was taken into custody on Saturday, January 9th. (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta, files)
PHOENIX (KXAN) – The man accused of storming into the U.S. Capitol wearing a horned helmet and fur during the pro-Trump uprising last Wednesday is being fed an organic diet while he is, according to media reports is in the care of the U.S. Marshals Arizona.
Jake Angeli, 33, from Arizona, real name Jacob Anthony Chansley, appeared in court for the first time on Monday. There, defense attorney Gerald Williams reportedly stated that Angeli had not eaten anything since his arrest on Saturday due to a restrictive organic diet allegedly followed for religious reasons, Newsweek reports.
Known by some as the “QAnon Shaman,” Angeli is known as a proponent of the QAnon conspiracy theory, which claims that Democrats and high-profile Hollywood celebrities are embroiled in a “deep state” of political control and child sex trafficking.
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The Arizona resident was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or property without legal authority, and for violently entering and behaving in disorder on the Capitol property.
According to Newsweek, Phoenix judge Deborah Fine Williams will find a way to provide Angeli with meals.
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The U.S. Marshall’s office notified ABC 15 in Phoenix that it would comply with the judge’s order.
Angeli’s mother, Martha Chansley, told the TV station that her son “will get physically ill” if he doesn’t eat organic foods.
Newsweek reports that Angeli made no testimony during his courtroom appearance.