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Fur Donning Protestor, Son of Prominent NY Judge, Arrested and Banned From All Capitals

A son of a well known Kings County Supreme Court judge was arrested and subsequently bailed and ordered to stay away from capitals of all states and political gatherings.

Thirty-four-year-old Aaron Mostofsky, son of Shlomo Mostofsky, a prominent person in the Orthodox Jewish community, was bailed out for $100,000, according to the NY Post.

He was arrested on Tuesday and brought to a federal judge for allegedly stealing a police vest and shield on Jan. 6 when protesters entered the Capitol.

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A video with half a million views on Twitter apparently shows FBI around Mostofsky’s home in Brooklyn, taking the fur skin attire that he was wearing during the intrusion.

Mostofsky told the NY Post in an interview inside the Capitol: “We were cheated. I don’t think 75 million people voted for Trump—I think it was close to 85 million. I think certain states that have been red for a long time turned blue and were stolen, like New York.”

Aaron Mostofsky appears at the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse in New York City on Jan. 12, 2021. (Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)

Another protestor who favored fur was also arrested.

The spear-wielding, shirtless man in a horned fur headdress, whose photos inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 spread widely on the internet, has not eaten since he was arrested on Jan. 8, according to his public defender and his mother.

Jacob Anthony Chansley, 33, also known as Jake Angeli, turned himself in over on Jan. 9 and made his first court appearance on Monday.

He has refused to eat food because he can only eat organic food, his mother told ABC15.

“He gets very sick if he doesn’t eat organic food—literally will get physically sick,“ Martha Chansley told the outlet.

Chansley will be provided food in accordance with his diet, a U.S. Marshall for the District of Arizona said, coming after the judge ordered the Marshall’s Office and Chansley’s defender to work on the concerns.

Martha Chansley described her son as a “patriot” and the “gentlest person I know.”

A Justice Department spokesperson, in a statement, described him as wielding a spear and an American flag.

“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,” the statement reads.

He 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.”



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