‘QAnon Shaman’ Jake Angeli demands organic food in jail after Capitol arrest, goes on hunger strike
Angeli, whose real name is Jacob Chansley, made his first virtual court appearance on January 11, after turning himself over to the FBI on Saturday, just days after storming the Capitol building
Jake Angeli, the Capitol rioter also known as the 'QAnon Shaman,' has refused to eat at the detention center where he is being held because he can't get "all organic food."
Angeli, whose real name is Jacob Chansley, made his first virtual court appearance on Monday, January 11, after turning himself over to the FBI on Saturday, just days after he, along with other rioters, stormed the Capitol building on January 6, as Congress was working to certify the results of the 2020 election. Angeli was caught on camera a number of times during the attack by pro-Trump protesters on the Capitol. He easily stood out among the group of rioters most of whom wore MAGA hats as Angeli wore a furry, horned hood, American flag face paint, and went topless.
After being arrested, he was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. His lawyer said on Monday that the self-proclaimed shaman was on an "extremely restrictive" diet while he was being held in police custody. While the public defender said Angeli wasn't eating for religious reasons, the suspect's mother later clarified it was because "the detention facility won’t feed him all organic food."
His lawyer was asked by the judge to work with US Marshals to address the suspect's dietary concerns as Angeli refusing to eat was "deeply concerning." During his Monday hearing, Angeli did not make any statements regarding the charges against him. He had told Newsy last week that he was not worried about charges. "I'm not really all that worried about it because, in all honesty ... I didn't break any laws. I walked through open doors," he said.
He reportedly told the FBI on being arrested that he came to Washington DC "at the request of the President”, according to Newsweek. He is said to have "voluntarily" confirmed to officials that he was the "male in face paint and headdress in the Vice President's chair in the Senate." He said, he “came as part of a group effort, with other 'patriots' from Arizona, at the request of the President.”
A statement from the federal attorney for Washington DC said, “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."
Angeli claims to be a shaman who can travel among dimensions to fight pedophiles. The QAnon movement believes President Trump is secretly waging war against the Deep State to take down a global satanic pedophile ring. We had previously reported that Angeli has also 'protested' outside the Maricopa County, Arizona Elections Office after conspiracy theorists spread falsehoods that the election was being stolen from President Trump.
Angeli has been caught on camera before performing ritualistic protests in his signature fur and horns to support Trump in Arizona as well. BrieAnna J. Frank, a local Arizona reporter had posted a video of him after being harassed for wearing a mask.
Jake Angeli, 32, sporting horns and body paint, yells his thanks to President @realDonaldTrump and Q.— BrieAnna J. Frank 🌵 (@brieannafrank) May 5, 2020
The latter is presumably a reference to QAnon, a controversial far-right group. @azcentral pic.twitter.com/RJ990L0xA2