Christian Johnson,the man who swiped Pelosi’s lectern in Capitol riots arrested in Florida
The Florida man photographed carrying Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern during the riot at the U.S. Capitol is booked in Pinellas County jail, according to arrest records.
Adam Christian Johnson, 36, was booked shortly after 9 p.m. Friday on one felony charge and is being held on a federal warrant. He is awaiting trial, according to jail records.
Johnson’s first appearance is scheduled for Monday, according to Federal Bureau of Investigations spokeswoman Andrea Aprea. Johnson is being charged out of D.C.
In addition to the viral photo carrying the lectern, Johnson also streamed a Facebook live video Wednesday apparently as he walked the halls of the U.S. Capitol. His Facebook page was later taken down.
Adam Johnson of Parrish streamed a Facebook live video Wednesday, apparently as he walked the halls of the U.S. Capitol. His Facebook page was later taken down.
The FBI was searching for Johnson, who was quickly identified on social media by local residents who saw the photo of him carrying the lectern during the mob violence at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
Before being deleted or taken down, Johnson’s social media accounts had posts that he was Washington, D.C., and included disparaging comments about the Black Lives Matter movement and law enforcement who defended First Amendment rights.