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​US Inbetweeners Star Arrested For Allegedly Taking Part In Capitol Riots

Jess Hardiman

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​US Inbetweeners Star Arrested For Allegedly Taking Part In Capitol Riots

Featured Image Credit: US Department of Justice

An actor who appeared in the US version of The Inbetweeners has been arrested for his alleged part in the Capitol riots earlier this year.

Michael Aaron Carico, 33, was identified by the FBI as the man in a 30-second video, in which he said: "Hey Nancy, go f*** yourself," presumably as a message for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

According to the United States Department of Justice, Carico was arrested on 11 August, with charges of: Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; and Parading, Demonstrating or Picketing in a Capitol Building.

Credit: US Department of Justice
Credit: US Department of Justice

In the criminal complaint, the FBI said Carico had inadvertently bragged to an informant about his participation in the 6 January riots.

He had been heard 'telling others on the US Capitol Grounds' that he had just been inside the building, and when a woman asked for his Facebook account, he responded with 'michaelaaroncarico'.

FBI investigators then searched his name on the internet and found his Instagram account, discovering images of a man that matched the appearance of the suspect.

Credit: US Department of Justice
Credit: US Department of Justice
Credit: US Department of Justice
Credit: US Department of Justice

"I have reviewed videos and photos of a person wearing black and brown gloves and camouflage clothing with an American flag patch on his shoulder," the unnamed FBI agent said in the complaint.

"This clothing matches that worn by Carico on US Capitol Grounds."

Credit: MTV
Credit: MTV

Agents also served a search warrant for data on Carico's Gmail account, which showed photos and videos that appear to have been captured during that day, including a 30-second clip 'taken from the media tower'.

In the footage, Carico and others could be heard singing 'The land of the free, and the home of the brave' - which are lyrics from 'The Star-Spangled Banner' - before Carico looks to the camera and says: "Hey Nancy, go f*** yourself."

A device linked to his Google account also showed he was in or near restricted Capitol grounds between 2.18pm and 3.55pm.

Credit: US Department of Justice
Credit: US Department of Justice

The complaint added: "Based on my investigation, I have determined that Carico was not a congressional staffer, law enforcement officer, or other person authorized to be inside the US Capitol or restricted grounds on January 6, 2021."

Carico's acting credits include a minor role in the US version of The Inbetweeners, which was cancelled due to poor ratings and reviews, In Full Bloom and My Daddy's Heaven.

His Instagram page is private, but on his bio Carico refers to himself as 'Pro American'.

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity, US News, the inbetweeners

Jess Hardiman
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