CAPITOL rioter Jake Angeli, also known as the “QAnon Shaman,” has been granted a special organic diet in prison on “religious grounds” after a three-day hunger strike.
Jacob Anthony Chansley, who also goes by the name Jake Angeli, was taken into custody on Saturday, January 9
Angeli, an Arizona man seen in widely-circulated photos wearing a fur hat with horn during the riots, was charged on Saturday in relation to the siege
Angeli has 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. Both charges are federal misdemeanors.
The court heard Angeli was refusing to eat in custody because the food was not organic.
The judge presiding over the case, Deborah Fine, described Angeli’s refusal to eat as “deeply concerning” and asked the public defender to work with US Marshals to accommodate Angeli’s dietary demands, according to KNXV-TV.
Pro-Trump protesters entered the Capitol building during mass demonstrations in the nation’s capitalCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Rioters in Washington breach security barriers and stormed Congress last weekCredit: Alamy Live News
Angeli handed himself into authorities and is now in custodyCredit: The Mega Agency
David Gonzales, US Marshal for the District of Arizona, later confirmed that the judge’s orders to feed Angeli organically would be met.
“We will abide by the judge’s order,” he told the local news outlet.
It comes after the defendant’s mother Martha Chansley told local reporters that her son was unable to stomach regular food.
“He gets very sick if he doesn’t eat organic food – literally will get physically sick,” she told ABC 15.
Angeli stuck out among the sea of Trump flags and MAGA hats while donning a furry, horned hood, American flag face paint, and showed up topless.
The public defender representing him on Monday said that the self-proclaimed shaman was on an “extremely restrictive” diet while he was in custody.
Dozens of rioters have been arrested
Angeli confronts police inside the building
The defender suggested that Angeli wasn’t eating for religious reasons, but the suspect’s mother later said it was because “the detention facility won’t feed him all organic food.”
Stay-at-home dad Adam Johnson, who was seen grinning in the building as he carried House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern, has also been arrested, along with Air Force veteran Larry Rendall Brock, Jr, who was seen in the building carrying zip-ties; and Richard Barnett, the man seen cheerfully putting his feet up on a desk in Pelosi’s office.
Angeli, who claims to be a shaman who can travel among dimensions to fight pedophiles, told Newsy last week that he was not worried about charges.
“I’m not really all that worried about it because, in all honesty … I didn’t break any laws. I walked through open doors,” he said.
During his Monday hearing, Angeli did not make any statements regarding the charges against him.