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Man clad as Jack Skellington at Capitol riot arrested for whacking police with table leg

A month out from the one-year anniversary of the insurrection, a man who violently assaulted multiple law enforcement officers on Jan. 6 has been identified and arrested. 

WASHINGTON (CN) — A Nevada man who repeatedly assaulted law enforcement with a table leg and threw several other objects at other officers was arrested on Friday, nearly one year after the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol. 

Josiah Kenyon, wearing a Jack Skellington onesie from "The Nightmare Before Christmas," threw several different objects at law enforcement officers on Jan. 6, including a hard plastic pylon and several unidentifiable objects — before striking multiple law enforcement officers with a table leg still bearing a protruding nail. 

An FBI affidavit says Kenyon hit the table leg repeatedly against his hand in an attempt to intimidate police officers, eventually hitting an officer in the head with the wooden leg. The protruding nail became momentarily stuck in the opening between the top of the officer’s face shield and the helmet, lifting the officer’s face shield. 

Kenyon, 34, also attempted to break a Capitol window with his closed fist and then with a flag staff. The cost to replace the damaged window was $41,315. 

FBI agents have spent months attempting to identify Kenyon, a process that earned him the nickname #pinstripeboilersuit by online sleuths. Eventually, agents traced Kenyon’s MetroCard to find surveillance footage of him in the Washington, D.C., Metro, and linked the card to his bank account. 

Kenyon is currently in jail pending further court proceedings. 

Earlier on Friday, a couple from Illinois pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. John and Amy Schubert wandered around the building, but weren’t violent and didn’t cause any damage to property. 

According to ABC7 Chicago, neighbors were baffled by the couple’s arrest. 

“The only thing this guy is radical about is mowing his lawn and picking up leaves in the fall,” one neighbor said. 

The Schuberts will be sentenced on Feb. 17.

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