Suzanne Kaye: Florida woman warns FBI she will 'shoot their f**king a**' if they probe her for Capitol riots
After FBI agents called Kaye to talk about her suspected involvement in the riots, she uploaded a video on social media threatening to shoot the agents if they visit her
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: A Florida woman who was interviewed about her possible involvement in the failed insurrection attempt at the US Capitol on January 6 and later uploaded a video on social media where she seemingly threatened to shoot FBI agents, has been charged following a tip. The failed insurrection attempt at the Capitol took place as Congress convened to ratify the results of the 2020 Presidential elections which saw Joe Biden win.
Suzanne Kaye has been charged with knowingly and intentionally transmitting "a communication containing a threat to injure the person of another" following her video being reported to the FBI. According to the criminal complaint, Suzanne Ellen Kaye, a resident of Palm Beach, was reported to the FBI through a tip as having posted "anti-Biden" and "anti-Democratic" statements. The tipster also told the FBI that Kaye claimed she was at the Capitol on the day of the riots.
However, the FBI's inspection of her social media accounts did not reveal any posts related to her purported visit to the Capitol on January 6. The FBI visited Kaye's last known address in Lake Worth, Florida, to attempt to interview her about her reported involvement, but the agents believed that the apartment was likely unoccupied for an extended time.
On the same day, the agents called Kaye to talk to her about her travel to the Capitol on the day of the riots, Kaye reportedly asked the agents if they had proof that she traveled to Washington DC and denied having done so.
She did, however, claim she was aware of individuals who did travel there and agreed to speak with the FBI and provided them with her Boca Raton, Florida, address. She reportedly indicated that she was retired and had plenty of time to talk, but would need to be interviewed at her residence because she was not able to drive.
However, in a video uploaded to Facebook a few days after her call with the FBI titled "F**k the FBI!!", Kaye spoke about receiving a phone call from the FBI about her travel to Washington DC. She addresses her "TikTok patriot friends" saying, "Gotta have a drink."
She continued, "Just got a call from the FBI and they want to come talk to me about my visit to DC on January 6. I told them you can’t come and talk to me unless I have counsel, and being that I can’t afford counsel, you’ll have to arrest me so I can use my right of counsel.”
She then goes on to threaten violence against the FBI agents who would want to interview her, saying, "You think I’m gonna let you come f**king talk to me? You’re out your motherf**king mind, bro. That’s not gonna happen. I’m a f**king patriot, and I exercise my First Amendment right, my freedom of speech, and my Second Amendment right to shoot your f**king ass if you come here."
She posted the video to Facebook, and then a second video to TikTok. In the second video, she repeated the threat as a cover of 'Every Breath You Take' plays in the background. She says, "I know my f**king rights. My Second Amendment right to carry a gun to shoot your f**king ass if you come to my house. So f**k you, f**k you following me, I don’t care. I’m glad you know who I am, motherf**ker.”
According to the criminal complaint, Kaye also uploaded the video to her Instagram account. The criminal complaint also states that Kaye has a criminal history. She was arrested for domestic battery by Palm Beach Sheriff's Office in January 2010 and again for aggravated assault in February 2020 for possession of deadly weapon without intent to kill and battery.
Both charges were dropped and abandoned. The complaint does not confirm whether Kaye was actually at the Capitol when supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed it.