Trump insurrectionist wore jacket that displayed his business phone number to Capitol riot: feds

A man who took part in the pro-Trump riots at the United States Capitol building last month made it incredibly easy for law enforcement officials to track him down.

In a criminal complaint released last week, an FBI special agent alleged that an Ohio man named Troy Elbert Faulkner had been caught on camera smashing a window at the Capitol building during the riots in a vain attempt to force Congress to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

The complaint notes that Faulkner made his identification a breeze for law enforcement officials because he wore a jacket promoting his painting business that came complete with a phone number.

For good measure, the FBI agent included a screenshot of a social media post featuring Faulkner at the riots that came with the comment, "Jeez, man. You wore your company jacket into the middle of the insurrection?"

Shortly after he was photographed at the riot, Faulkner also admitted to a local newspaper that he was indeed the person photographed smashing a window.

"I knew I shouldn't have kicked in the window," he told the Columbus Dispatch. "I was upset and wasn't thinking rationally."

The complaint concludes that Faulkner tried to "corruptly obstruct, influence or impede any official proceeding" and that he knowingly entered a "restricted building or grounds without lawful authority to do."

Read the whole complaint here (PDF).