A couple from Michigan who drove to Washington, D.C., from New York was forced to take a bus back to their house after they lost track of their car while participating in the 6th of January attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Isaac Thomas, 20, and Christina Legros, 22, were finally arrested in Michigan on a lot of charges which were related to the incident, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday. Legros was arrested on Monday and Thomas was arrested on the 26th of January.
According to prosecutors, Thomas and Legros drove from Michigan to New York on the 27th of December, 2020, to celebrate the new year, traveling in a sordidly grey Chevrolet Equinox that belonged to Legros’ grandmother. On the 5th of January, 2021, they drove to Washington and stayed at a hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, parking the car “on an unknown side street nearby.”
The couple was all in all charged to be included among the first group of rioters who were there at the initial breach of the police line near the Peace Circle. They then meekly walked to the west side of the building where a Capitol Police line had been formed, carrying “a blue flag with a pole”. Thomas is seen on the camera footage from Legros’ phone yelling at police officers at around 13:40. “Don’t do nothing dumb like that, because I will whack you upside your head with this pole!” Thomas has reportedly said.
According to the prosecutors, Thomas did act upon his vile threat. A completely different security footage showed a U.S. Capitol Police officer grabbing the flagpole and throwing it aside blatantly. Thomas was also among the accused rioters who had, with full force and a lot of rages, targeted the office suite of then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whose staffers either fled the building or took refuge in place for hours. He said “Knocking on Nancy Pelosi’s door! Millions of us broke in, err, made our way into the Capitol rightfully. Umm and we are angry . . . Four million people are going to knock on this door.”
Thomas and Legros then found each other mercilessly in the Rotunda, where they faced off against the law enforcement officers who had used chemical spray to disperse the crowd in a composing-induced arena. Thomas, on the police-worn body, can be heard saying “Ya’ll are all going to pay for that. You’ll see. Love ya. Hope you have a good day!”
Legros’ grandmother’s Chevy Equinox was stolen in no time, unfortunately. Legros has now been charged with misbehavior for trespassing and disorderly conduct which resulted in three years behind bars. Thomas is facing obstruction of an official proceeding of Congress as well as assaulting an officer using a dangerous weapon, all of which carries a minimum of 20 years in prison.