Gabriel Garcia, 40, a member of the Proud Boys extremists group
A member of the Proud Boys extremists group who took part in the January 6 Capitol Hill riot asked a federal court to remove his GPS ankle monitor, claiming it is ‘unsafe’ and ‘beeping loudly around his potential clients.’
Gabriel Garcia, 40, a former U.S. Army captain, filed a motion arguing that the monitor is interfering with his roofing business, Supreme Aluminum Florida, in Miami.
‘The monitor has randomly started beeping loudly around potential clients, immediately followed by an embarrassing phone call from pretrial services asking for his exact location,’ the motion states, adding that Garcia ‘almost fell off a ladder’ after the device hit a step.
Garcia was ordered to wear the monitor as he faces felony charges for his involvement in the Capitol riots, where he gained notoriety for being the man who yelled, ‘Nancy come out and play,’ allegedly referring to Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Federal prosecutors plan to oppose Garcia’s motion, according to court records.
Gabriel Garcia, circled, was spotted entering the Capitol building along with the other riots
Garcia stormed the Capitol along with rioters who wanted to stop Congress from validating Joe Biden’s victory against Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election
Garcia’s pleas met with several unsympathetic replies on Twitter.
One Twitter user, Denise Shearin wrote, ‘Gabriel Garcia wasn’t embarrassed about attacking the Capitol but is very embarrassed about the aftermath of his choice. Good, as an adult he’s learning about consequences.
Another person with the username D Villella tweeted, ‘Poor guy, if the ankle monitor is such a hardship, send him to jail.’
The Twitter user basemetal echoed the sentiments, tweeting, ‘Nah…he needs to explain that beeping sound every time it goes off.’
Twitter users remained unsympathetic to Gabriel Garcia’s plea to remove his ankle monitor
Garcia has pleaded not guilty to all charges, saying he couldn’t have been trespassing because no one tried to stop him from entering the building, and he didn’t wander outside of the ‘red velvet lines’.
In a series of Facebook videos from January 6, streamed live online, Garcia shows himself entering the the Capitol along with others in the mob.
‘We just went ahead and stormed the Capitol. It’s about to get ugly,’ he says in one of the videos.
The livestream captured Garcia roaming the Capitol building, yelling ‘f***ing traitors’ and ‘USA, storm this s***’.
During the assault on the capitol, rioters went door-to-door looking for members of Congress they felt had betrayed Donald Trump by refusing to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
The crowd had earlier chanted ‘Hang Mike Pence’ and erected a gallows outside the capitol building, and targeted prominent Democrats including the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Garcia insisted that when he yelled for Nancy to ‘come out and play’, he hadn’t intended to hurt Pelosi, and has not been charged in connection to the comments, according to the Miami Herald.
He suggested he may not have been referring to Pelosi.
‘Here’s the thing. Which Nancy am I talking about?’ he told the Herald.
‘I never said speaker of the house. Nancy Lopez? Maybe Nancy Reagan?’
Trump supporters storm the Capitol Building following the ‘Stop The Steal’ rally where they assembled to protest the 2020 election results on January 6, 2021 in Washington DC
Five people died after supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol building, breaking in while Congress was certifying the 2020 election for Joe Biden
During the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol, participants clashed with police
Garcia was also captured yelling ‘Free Enrique,’ a reference to the Miami leader of the Proud Boys Enrique Tarrio, who was arrested a few days before the insurrection in Washington, DC, according to a complaint filed in January.
At least 19 members of the Proud Boys have been charged in federal court with offenses related to the January 6 riot. More than 638 people have been charged in total.
The Proud Boys were formed by Gavin McInnes in 2016, and quickly gained a reputation for violence.
Members are reportedly sworn in by chanting: ‘I am a Proud Boy. I am a western chauvinist. And I refuse to apologize for creating a modern world.’
In 2018, the FBI designated the Proud Boys an extremist group.