Horned Extremist Hasn't Eaten Since Last Week Because Prison Won't Serve All-Organic Food
Jacob Chansley had his first court appearance after being charged over his alleged involvement in the Capitol riots last week in Washington D.C.
The Phoenix-native, who also goes by the name Jake Angeli and calls himself the 'QAnon Shaman', was one of the few faces that went viral when hundreds of protestors broke into the Capitol building.
He was seen shirtless with a horned, furry hat on, with his face covered in red, white and blue paint and was carrying a six-foot spear.
Chansley turned himself into the FBI last week and has since been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
During his first court appearance, he made no statements about the charges against him.
ABC News says he politely addressed the judge and said he might be able to get a friend to hire a private attorney for him.
The public defender representing Chansley explained how the 33-year-old hasn't eaten since he was taken into custody on Friday (January 8).
ABC15 journalist Melissa Blasius reported it was because the detention facility he's being held in won't serve all-organic food.
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The judge found the revelation was 'deeply concerning' and asked Chansley's public defender to collaborate with US Marshals about whether they could get him some food that fits with his dietary concerns.
A statement from the Department of Justice (DoJ) said: "It is alleged that Chansley was identified as the man seen in media coverage who entered the Capitol building dressed in horns, a bearskin headdress, red, white and blue face paint, shirtless, and tan pants.
"This individual carried a spear, approximately 6 feet in length, with an American flag tied just below the blade."
Angeli told the BBC several days after the deadly riots that he was willingly attending a meeting with the FBI.
He believed he had done nothing wrong during the riots and was confident he would be released without charge because he had 'truth and God on his side'.
Angeli said the protest was just 'patriots doing what our founding fathers would have done'.
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