Revealed: Meet The Trump Fanatic Who Used A Stun Gun On A Cop At The Capitol Insurrection - 2021-02-26

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F0.png Revealed: Meet The Trump Fanatic Who Used A Stun Gun On A Cop At The Capitol Insurrection February 26, 2021, Ryan J. Reilly, Huffington Post

The man in the red "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN" hat seemed to think he was untouchable. He joined the mob as they yelled "HEAVE! HO!" and tried to force their way through a police line into the Capitol building. Once inside, he used a pole to ram against a window, trying to shatter it and bring more people into the Capitol. In the most disturbing footage of all, he was caught on camera appearing to shock D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Mike Fanone with a stun gun. As rioters push Fanone down the stairs and away from other cops, video shows the man in the red cap pressing a small black device against the officer's neck. Fanone instantly drops to the ground, swallowed by the mob.

The story of Fanone's battle with Donald Trump supporters trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election went viral soon after their Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Fanone self-deployed to the Capitol that day, hoping to aid his fellow officers in a fight he'd later describe as "some medieval shit." Fanone recalled a man yelling to other rioters to kill him with his own gun. "I have kids!" Fanone screamed, wondering if he'd ever see his four daughters again. He was beaten. He described being hit in the neck with a stun gun. He suffered a mild heart attack.

His assailant in the red MAGA hat, who has been at large since the insurrection, is 38-year-old Daniel Joseph Rodriguez from Fontana, California, HuffPost can confirm.

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{{cite news | first = Ryan J. | last = Reilly | author2 = Jesselyn Cook | title = Revealed: Meet The Trump Fanatic Who Used A Stun Gun On A Cop At The Capitol Insurrection | url = https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fanone-taser-maga-trump-capitol_n_6037bb23c5b69ac3d35cdb71 | work = Huffington Post | date = February 26, 2021 | accessdate = May 14, 2021 }}