Authorities in Houston Friday arrested a popular far-right internet celebrity accused of livestreaming his storming of the US Capitol on January 6, the Justice Department said.
Anthime Joseph Gionet, who goes by the username “Baked Alaska” on social media, was filming as he traipsed through the halls of the building and into private offices, at one point putting his feet up on a table, at another point turning his phone around to show his own face, according to an FBI affidavit.
Gionet is charged with unlawfully entering the building and disorderly conduct while inside. It wasn't clear whether he had retained legal representation on Saturday, and his case has not yet been publicly listed in online court filings.
At one point, the affidavit says, Gionet told a law enforcement officer while inside the Capitol that he was a member of the media. He is later heard on the video accusing a law enforcement officer of shoving him. That claim was not backed up on the video, according to the affidavit.