The actor who played Jimmy Pesto on the hit show “Bob’s Burgers” has been arrested and indicted for his involvement in the January 6th Capitol riot, according to court records.
Actor Jay Johnston, 54, was arrested Wednesday on charges of “disturbing civil rights,” “trespassing on restricted buildings or grounds,” and “obstructing traffic on the grounds of the Capitol,” according to a statement. stated in the affidavit of the same newspaper. court record. The records also noted Johnston’s presence in footage captured by mortuary and surveillance cameras. (Related: Ashli Babbitt’s mother arrested by Capitol Police for blocking roads during Jan. 6 Memorial Day march)
Actor Jay Johnston, who played Jimmy Pesto in “Bob’s Burgers,” has been arrested and indicted for his involvement in the January 6 attack on the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/WDALsNBPNq
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The recordings show footage that allegedly showed Mr Johnston fighting back at police and handing over a stolen police shield to another mob. The FBI also interviewed current and former colleagues, and the records claim they identified Johnston from the footage.
One of the people provided the FBI with a text message allegedly sent by the perpetrator. “The news said it was an attack. It really wasn’t. I thought it was. It was a mess. I was tear gassed and it turned out to be very bad.” was written in the affidavit.
United Airlines records show Johnston booked a flight from Los Angeles, California to Washington, D.C., with a departure date of January 4, 2021 and a return date of January 7, 2021. It is said that
Internet detectives have allegedly identified Johnston as one of hundreds of individuals who took part in the Jan. NBC News.More than 1,000 indicted for federal crimes related to Capitol riots, Associated Press report.
In December 2021, the actor was banned from “Bob’s Burgers” for allegedly participating in the US Capitol riot. Daily Beast report.