TheDailyBeast.com: Apparently taken by complete surprise, former Proud Boys ringleader Enrique Tarrio was handcuffed in nothing but his skivvies early Tuesday morning, as police arrived at his Miami home to arrest him for conspiracy in relation to the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio arrested this morning in his underwear in Miami for conspiracy in connection with the J6 insurrection. From NBC6. pic.twitter.com/NDX6wNoO0T
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) March 8, 2022
In footage of the arrest captured by NBC 6 South Florida, Tarrio, 38, can be seen exiting the house with his hands raised, surrendering himself to police. Tarrio did not attend the riot, having been unavoidably detained—that is, arrested two days before the riot for burning a stolen Black Lives Matter flag.
But the feds allege he organized, alongside five other Proud Boys members, the attack on the Capitol. The riot, according to an indictment, was the final stage of a convoluted plot involving a flurry of text messages, social media posts, and one secret meeting in a D.C. parking garage on Jan. 5.
Prosecute these agitators to the full extent of the law!
Longtime Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio charged with conspiracy in Jan. 6 attack on Capitolhttps://t.co/5XGmUWyOih
— Gary L. Kreps (@GaryLKreps) March 8, 2022
Tarrio was released from prison for the flag-burning incident just two months ago.
— The look of fascism ~ 43 senators that acquitted (@onthelookout41) March 8, 2022