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A viral internet meme of a naked, well-endowed man was included in an affidavit filed by the FBI to support federal charges against a suspect in the Capitol riot.
The image, known in internet circles as “wood sitting on a bed,” was photoshopped into a framed painting in the background of an other wise unchanged picture of rioters inside the US Capitol on Jan. 6.
The rioters, including the Q-Anon Shaman Jacob Chansley, are seen in the image facing off with police officers during the siege that left five people dead. In the far background of the doctored shot, a framed portrait of the late Kentucky Senator Henry Clay is replaced by the dirty nude photo.
The bizarre image was included in the federal complaint filed Wednesday against 33-year-old Domino’s Pizza deliveryman Brian McCreary, of Massachusetts, who is pictured in the photo wearing a blue surgical mask and standing next to Chansley.
In a statement of facts supporting the charges against him, an FBI agent wrote the doctored photo was given to investigators by a co-worker of McCreary who identified him in other photographs showing him inside the Capitol during the insurrection.
The document makes no reference to the meme.
The meme skyrocketed in popularity during COVID-19 lockdowns, with images of the large, naked man being placed on fake “Time” magazine covers and showing him as a “Jeopardy!” contestant.
It was also used a bait-and-switch joke, with friends texting each other fake news headlines that included a link that would lead to an image of the naked man.
McCreary faces five federal charges for his role in the riot, including violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and knowingly entering and remaining in a restricted building.
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