An alleged Capitol rioter called his ex-girlfriend a “moron” in a text message during the siege — and she then turned him into the feds the next day, authorities said in recently unsealed court papers.
The suspect, Pennsylvania man Richard Michetti, allegedly sent several messages to the woman the night before the riot and on Jan. 6, when he allegedly stormed the Capitol building with throngs of former President Donald Trump supporters.
“Gotta stop the vote it’s fraud this is our country,” he said to his ex in one of the texts, soon before the protesters ransacked the building, according to the documents.
He then sent her two videos from the scene, which showed the rioters inside the building and a “large interior room” of the Capitol building, the feds allege.
“If you can’t see the election was stolen you’re a moron. this is our country do you think we live like kings because no one sacrificed anything?” Michetti then texted the woman, according to prosecutors.
He then ranted conspiracy theories in follow-up messages about voter fraud and left-wing protesters, court docs allege.
“The vote was fraud and trump won but they won’t audit the votes. We are patriots we are not revolutionaries the other side is revolutionaries they want to destroy this country and they say it openly,” he wrote, the documents say.
“When the left banged on the doors of congress when they congratulated for Brett Kavanuagh no one got touched not one of them,” he added.
The next day, the woman then provided the feds with copies of the texts, as well as photos and videos he sent, court documents say.
Investigators tracked down an image that allegedly show Michetti, wearing a surgical mask around his chin, among the crowd of rioters and inside the Capitol, according to the court papers.
The FBI showed the pic to the ex, who confirmed it was Michetti, the feds say.
He was arrested by federal authorities in mid-February and hit with several charges, including obstruction of justice.