The ex-girlfriend has submitted to the court a series of texts messages, photos, and videos that the boyfriend, Richard Michetti, had sent on the day
We've heard many stories of the bizarre things people did to their exes but this one is pretty unique. A man who had joined other insurrectionists at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 is now facing federal charges after his ex-girlfriend turned him in to the authorities, reported Now This.
The ex-girlfriend has submitted to the court a series of text messages, photos, and videos that the boyfriend, Richard Michetti, had sent on the day. The woman told FBI agents in an interview that Michetti was in Washington, D.C. that day because he “believed the election was stolen from President Trump.” According to a criminal complaint, Michetti has been charged with 'knowingly entering a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and obstruction of Justice/Congress.' He was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia and “released on unsecured bail with electronic monitoring,” according to the Morning Call.
In the text messages produced by his ex-girlfriend, one reads, “if you can’t see the election was stolen you’re a moron," while another read, “the election was rigged and everyone knows it.” Michetti also sent her videos of himself on the Capitol grounds and inside the building during the attack. Another series of texts, “it’s going down here we stormed the building they held us back with spray and teargas and paintballs,” and “thousands of people storming," reported Now This. Michetti had also been in contact with her the day before the riot, where he informed her that he was taking the train from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., according to prosecutors. In few texts, Michetti apparently repeated Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud which suggests that the judges, government agencies, and state-certified vote counts have all debunked. “This is our country do you think we live like kings because no one sacrificed anything?” one of Michetti's texts reads.
In another text, he continued, “All’s we wanted was an investigation that’s it. And they couldn’t investigate the biggest presidential race in history with mail-in ballots who everyone knows is easy to fraud.” The woman reported him to law enforcement and handed over copies of their texts, along with the pictures and videos he had sent her. To seal things further, she also identified Michetti in a photo where he is shown standing with a mob on Capitol steps. The court documents also contain security footage clips taken inside of the building that clearly shows Michetti with other insurrectionists. If convicted, Michetti could face up to 20 years in prison for the obstruction of Congress charge, Now This reported.