Florida man wanted in Capitol riot busted after returning to DC for inauguration

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A Florida man wanted for allegedly storming the US Capitol was arrested when he brainlessly returned to Washington, DC, for the presidential inauguration Wednesday, officials said.

Samuel Camargo, 26 — who was allegedly captured in video footage trying to breach the building during the riot on Jan. 6 —  went back to his home in Broward County after the deadly siege, according to the Justice Department.

But despite allegedly knowing he was being hunted by the feds, he’s accused of fleeing back to Washington less than two weeks later, prosecutors said.

“[He] decided that he should attempt to attend the inauguration rather than turn himself in to authorities,” the court filing states.

An FBI agent first contacted Camargo the day after the Capitol breach and he allegedly admitted to attending the riot — before the conversation became tense, prosecutors wrote in the court filing.

“He then became uncooperative and questioned the agent’s loyalty to the constitution before saying he had no more information to provide,” the filing states. “Following this interview, the defendant then posted on social media ‘Just finished speaking to an FBI agent, I believe I’ve been cleared.'”


When agents tried to arrest him at his home on Tuesday, and he had already fled back to Washington DC, prosecutors said.

But authorities collared Camargo in DC the next day, and he was charged with civil disorder, knowingly entering a restricted building or grounds, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to the criminal complaint.

At a court hearing Thursday, a judge ordered him to remain behind bars, calling him a possible flight risk.

“Frankly this country is very large and there are many different places a defendant could hide within it,” US Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui said at the hearing.


The events leading to his arrest in DC were not immediately clear. Camargo’s lawyer couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday, the outlet reported. He had not yet entered a plea.

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