Off-duty DEA agent brought his government-issued gun to the Capitol riot, prosecutors say
An off-duty special agent for the Drug Enforcement Agency carried his government-issued firearm while attending the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. Prosecutors say he posed for pictures while flashing his DEA badge and climbed onto the Peace Monument to film himself as he delivered a “monologue.”
Mark Ibrahim, of Orange County, California, was arrested Tuesday and charged with four crimes that include making a false statement and carrying a firearm on restricted grounds.
Court documents said Ibrahim entered restricted grounds outside the U.S. Capitol shortly after they’d been breached by the mob, and posted a photo standing next to one of the metal barricades that had recently been pulled apart. Prosecutors also said he sent photos of himself at the Capitol to a group chat on WhatsApp that included at least five other law enforcement officers.
DAWG SAYS: ANOTHER IDIOT POSING FOR SOCIAL MEDIA AND NO BRAINS IN HIS HEAD. SOCIAL MEDIA IS NOT YOUR FRIEND.