Capitol Rioter Wearing 'Camp Auschwitz' Hoodie Arrested in Virginia

Clay Curtis
January 13, 2021

Robert Keith Packer was busted Wednesday morning in Newport News, VA and he's been charged with knowingly entering restricted grounds and disorderly conduct.

This photo provided by Western Tidewater Regional Jail shows Robert Keith Packer of Newport News, Va. Packer was arrested Wednesday Jan. 13, 2021 on federal charges related to the riot at the U.S. Capitol. The sweatshirt also bore a skull and cross bones and the words "Work Brings Freedom" - echoing the slogan in German over the gates at Auschwitz.

"After arriving in Washington, D.C., the defendant sent a text that stated, 'I may wander over to the Mayor's office and put a 5.56 in her skull, FKG [expletive]", prosecutors wrote in a court filing seeking Meredith's detention pending trial.

"One of the conditions of his release includes barring Packer from visiting Washington unless it's for a court appearance", according to the AP article.

A federal judge said Packer would be released promptly on a personal recognizance bond.

Packer told the judge he would like to seek his own attorney.

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After being arrested for curfew violation and unlawful entry during the Capitol riots, people tweeted Georgia's employer and identified him as a participant.

He was one of several insurrectionists who flaunted hate symbols as they stormed the Capitol at President Donald Trump's encouragement on January 6.

Law enforcement has made a number of arrests in connection with the unrest at the Capitol, with numerous rioters having traveled from across the country to protest the electoral vote count that ultimately affirmed President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Two Capitol Police officers have been suspended for their actions during the violent attack carried out by Trump supporters, while the president now faces impeachment in the final days of his administration.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were seen on a social media clip posted Tuesday appearing to remove part of his fur getup from the residence where he was arrested.

Aaron Mostofsky (right) and other rioters at the Capitol, last Wednesday.

"The six individuals, like others in the larger crowd, willfully refused the order to leave", the complaint says.

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