Ex-girlfriend leads FBI to Capitol riot suspect who called her a ‘moron’ in a text, feds say
A woman turned in her ex-boyfriend to the FBI after he took a break during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to berate her in a text message, authorities said.
According to an affidavit by FBI Special Agent Christopher Dillon, Richard Michetti’s one-time girlfriend gave authorities a series of texts that led to his arrest, including a 4:26 p.m. missive that read, “If you can’t see the election was stolen, you’re a moron.”
The Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, man appeared in federal court in Philadelphia on Tuesday and was placed under house arrest until trial.
Court documents show several pictures of Michetti in a Chicago White Sox baseball cap, inside the U.S. Capitol, as pro-Trump supporters tried to stop Congress from formally accepting the Electoral College votes that delivered November’s election to…