Church staffer who took his mom to the Capitol riot and then attacked cops is charged

A Kansas City church staffer brought his mom to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, has been charged with a felony and three misdemeanors, The Kansas City Star reported.

Kyle Kumer, 43, was arrested Wednesday and appeared in a Missouri court and was charged with felony civil disorder and three misdemeanors, including entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; and impeding passage through the Capitol grounds or buildings.

Video footage from Jan. 6 shows Kumer on the front lines of rioters facing off with law enforcement at the Capitol’s lower west terrace entryway known as “the tunnel.”

“The individual appeared to push in a concerted effort with other rioters against the police defending the entrance to the U.S. Capitol multiple times over the course of approximately 25 minutes,” prosecutors said.

Police bodycam footage also showed Kumer, then identified by investigators as BOLO [Be On The Lookout] 126, on the west front of the Capitol embracing another person, who authorities believed was his mother.

“As BOLO 126 walked toward the tunnel, other members of the crowd called out, ‘PATRIOTS!’ and ‘DOORS ARE OPEN! WHO HAS BODY ARMOR?!’” prosecutors said. “As BOLO 126 approached the entrance to the tunnel, he reached out and passed a stolen police riot shield back into the crowd.”

“While in the tunnel, BOLO 126 appeared to shield his mother from the crowd using his body,” the affidavit said. “However, despite a number of opportunities to leave the tunnel, BOLO 126 and his mother remained.”

When the rioters the tunnel began to push against the police line, Kumer turned around and pushed the rioters with his back to aid in the group effort to force police out of the way.

“BOLO 126’s mother was in front of him, facing the wall of the tunnel as BOLO 126 pushed against other rioters and yelled animatedly, ‘LET’S GO! C’MON! LET’S GO!’” the affidavit said.

Read the full report at The Kansas City Star.







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