FBI arrests MAGA rioter citing Instagram posts shown on local TV nine months earlier

A South Florida man was arrested Thursday by the FBI on the usual charges of disorderly conduct and parading at the U.S. Capitol during the January 6 insurrection.

What wasn't so usual was this: The Instagram photos cited in the arrest report of Moises Romero had been aired on January 12 -- six days after the riot -- on air and on the website of a Miami TV station.

"Video posted to Instagram shows Moises Romero on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6 as the mob breached Capitol Hill," WSVN 7 News Miami had reported at the time. "His social media stories continue inside the building, but it remains unclear if he is taking part in the lawlessness.

"However, one of the photos is stamped with the caption, 'Right before stormed in,' and another video seems to show him inside the Capitol.

"Romero works as a nurse at Memorial Regional Hospital in Pembroke Pines, and his employer has noticed his smiling selfie. Memorial Healthcare System released a statement that reads in part, 'We are saddened by the events that happened at the Capitol and trust that justice will prevail. With any grievance brought to our attention about an employee, Memorial follows a rigorous review process and holds its employees to the highest standards of behavior and conduct.'

"Romero is not charged criminally, but the hospital is investigating his conduct," 7 News Miami reported. There has no reporting since about whether Romero still works as a nurse at the hospital.

It is not clear why it took roughly nine months after the hospital "noticed his smiling selfie" for the FBI to file its criminal charges against Romero.

In the FBI criminal complaint against Romero, it was stated the officials were tipped off to Instagram videos of the suspect by someone who had attended high school with him:

"The recorded video was an Instagram video from user "momovsworld" and showed the user present outside as well as inside the Capitol Building during the January 6 riots. At times, the user pointed the camera towards himself, showing his face clearly, and showing that he was wearing a black hoodie, a gray and black backpack, a respirator, and fingerless gloves.

"At one point in the video, as shown in the screenshot below, the user added the text "Right before stormed in" to the video."

Perhaps loyal viewers of 7 News Miami had a flash of déjà vu.

Romero was charged in Cooper City, FL Thursday with civil disorder, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disruptive or disorderly conduct and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol Building. You can read the FBI complaint here.