Man Who Allegedly Stormed U.S. Capitol Decked Out In Burberry Coat Arrested
A man from one of Chicago's richest suburbs was arrested Tuesday and charged with illegally entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and engaged in disorderly conduct.
Christian Kulas, 24, of Kenilworth, was wearing a Burberry coat and Keep America Great hat as he documented his movements on the Capitol grounds and inside the building in a series of Instagram stories, federal agencies alleged in court documents. He faces two wrongdoing charges with significantly lesser penalties or sentences than criminal charges.
According to an FBI affidavit, the agency received several leads about Kulas in the days following the attack and became aware of several social media videos. In a video posted on Kulas' Instagram account, a crowd walks up the steps in front of the Capitol before panning to reveal a selfie-style shot of Kulas.
Another video from this account shows the inside of the building and a male voice can be heard saying, "Storming the Capitol". The FBI said it interviewed a person who attended middle and high school with Kulas who was "very confident" that it was Kulas' voice.
Kulas appeared in additional footage from a variety of sources wearing "the same hat and Burberry coat" in the Capitol, the affidavit said.
According to the FBI, during the January 6 riot, Christian Kulas filmed climbing the stairs to the U.S. Capitol. (Photo: FBI)
Kulas appeared in a telephone hearing in federal court in Chicago Tuesday afternoon. As part of his release conditions, he must remain in his mother's care at his parents' home in Kenilworth. According to Chicago's WGN9, public records show the home is a $ 4.5 million mansion overlooking Lake Michigan.
Kulas' mother agreed to supervise him and make sure he complied with the terms of his release. His father was also instructed to remove two firearms from the house.
"Yes, I understand that I have to listen to everything my mother says, your honor," said Kulas to the judge via WGN9.
Nearly 500 people were arrested in connection with the attack, launched by a mob of Donald Trump supporters seeking to stop the Electoral College vote certification that would cement Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election. Nearly 300 other suspects are on the FBI's wanted list on the Capitol website.
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
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