This Is the Alleged White Supremacist 'Umbrella Man' Police Suspect of Minneapolis Chaos - 2020-07-28
A man seen breaking windows in a viral video of Minneapolis protests is suspected to be a known member of a white supremacist group, cops have alleged in a search warrant affidavit. The man in question, Mitchell Carlson, has not been charged with a crime.
The video, filmed on May 27, showed a man dressed in all black methodically smashing windows of an AutoZone in Minneapolis during racial justice protests over the police killing of George Floyd. The man also spray painted "free shit for everyone zone" on the building's doors. The man appeared to be dressed as an anti-fascist, but was eyed as a possible infiltrator or "outside agitator" when protesters tried to question him over his activities. He became known as "Umbrella Man" on social media alongside debunked theories that he was a police officer attempting to discredit the protests.
Now, in a search warrant affidavit first reported by The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, police say they have received a tip that the man is Mitchell Carlson, "a full‐fledged member of the Hell's Angels" and "a known associate of the Aryan Cowboys. The Aryan Cowboys are a known prison gang out of Minnesota and Kentucky."