A Capitol rioter boasts about getting “free meals in jail” as he drives to turn himself in to law enforcement in a recent viral video.
Twitter user Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) posted the minute-long video, which shows the alleged unidentified alleged Capitol rioter trying to keep a brave face as he prepares to face the consequences of his actions.
“Well, on my way to turn myself in,” he tells the camera. “Yeah man, here we go! Here we go, baby.”
The rioter attempts to draw parallels between the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol earlier this month and those who spearheaded the American Revolution.
“Now, did the rebels turn themselves in to the British when they did what they did? No. But am I gonna? Yeah,” he says. “And why’s that? ‘Cause I want to, I guess?”
“Whatever, man, do to me what you wanna do,” he continues. “You wanna give me free meals in jail, in prison? Sure, man.”
The rioter, who was wearing a defiant smile and talking with a hefty dose of bravado at the beginning of the video, allows his face to drop as he looks at the camera and the gravity of his actions appears to dawn on him.
“You guys want to pay for my meals?” he asks again. “That’s cool, man. I’m happy with that. I don’t need any organic stuff ... We'll see how it goes.”
Twitter users called out the rioter’s bluster and took no pity on him.
“That ‘we’ll see how it goes!’ at the end took me out,” podcast comedian @rodimusprime tweeted. “These people are delusional AF over Trump.”
“Just because every Trump Insurrectionist is Stupid or profoundly stupid doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be locked up for sedition,” New York magazine art critic Jerry Saltz wrote. “Stupidity is no excuse. Lock them all up.”
Unfortunately, jokes about prison rape also abounded in the replies to the rioter’s video, prompting an addendum from @davenewworld_2: “After looking at the comments, just a reminder that we can mock him without referencing sexual assault.”