Woman Who Wanted To ‘Find Me A Proud Boy’ Arrested In Connection With Capitol Riot

Written by on June 4, 2021

Stephanie Baez, a girl who was recorded saying on Jan. 6 that she wished to “discover me a Proud Boy,” referring to the white supremacy group, has been arrested in reference to the rebellion on the U.S. Capitol that day.

Baez was arrested Friday in Alabama for her alleged involvement within the riot. Based on a felony grievance filed by the Justice Division, she was among the many throng of Donald Trump supporters who violently pressured entry into the Capitol in an try and cease the tally of Electoral School votes that affirmed Joe Biden received the 2020 presidential election.

The grievance mentioned a number of movies present Baez contained in the Capitol in the course of the riot. She was sporting a black T-shirt with a picture of dystopian writer George Orwell on it and the phrases, “Boy did I name it or what?”

In a single video apparently filmed outdoors the Capitol, Baez is requested her opinion on the Proud Boys ― a number of of whose members have since been prosecuted for his or her involvement within the Capitol rebellion.

“I really like the Proud Boys. I wanna discover me a Proud Boy,” Baez mentioned earlier than giving out her Instagram deal with.

She boasted on Instagram that she was “inside” the Capitol on the afternoon of Jan. 6, based on the grievance. Lower than an hour later, she instructed one other Instagram person that she was “okay” however “I acquired a little bit of tear gasoline.”

Baez later admitted in an interview with the FBI that she had been on the Capitol that day, having walked there after attending then-President Trump’s rally, the grievance acknowledged. 

She denied that she had been within the constructing unlawfully.

“The defendant … acknowledged that everybody was calm and nobody had any motive to imagine that they weren’t allowed inside,” the grievance mentioned.

“The defendant additional acknowledged that some folks had been simply following teams and he or she seems like it’s insane to not take that into consideration,“ it added.

Thus far, the Division of Justice has arrested greater than 465 folks in reference to the Capitol riot.

“The Division of Justice’s resolve to carry accountable those that dedicated crimes on January sixth has not, and won’t, wane,” the Justice Division mentioned in an announcement Friday.

Ryan J. Reilly contributed reporting.

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