January 6

Jan 6 rioter seen smashing Capitol window with last name and phone number on his jacket pleads guilty

An Ohio man who was caught on security video kicking in a window on the U.S. Capitol building during the Jan. 6 riot — all while wearing a jacket displaying his last name — pleaded guilty in a D.C. federal court this Friday to destroying government property, NBC News reports

Troy Faulkner admitted that he broke the window and agreed to pay $10,560 in restitution. 

The name of his business, “Faulker Painting” was displayed clearly in images presented as evidence by investigators. The phone number to his business was also displayed on his jacket, giving investigators a convenient opportunity to track him down. 

When images of Faulkner’s Jan. 6 actions were posted to social media, commenters mocked him for giving such an easy task to the FBI. “Jeez, man. You wore your company jacket into the middle of the insurrection?” one commenter wrote, according to court filings

According to Faulkner’s lawyer, he turned himself in to the FBI once he heard that they were looking for him and “was fully cooperative from the start.” 

The lawyer, John Machado, told NBC News that his client “was very remorseful for his actions” and has “done the right thing by accepting responsibility.” 

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