PHOENIX (KXAN) — The man accused of storming into the U.S. Capitol — while wearing a horned helmet and fur — during last Wednesday’s pro-Trump riot will be fed an organic diet while he’s in custody of the U.S. Marshals.
Thirty-three year-old Jake Angeli, of Arizona, whose real name is Jacob Anthony Chansley, made his first court appearance on Monday, Newsweek reports. There, public defender Gerald Williams reportedly explained that Angeli had not eaten since being arrested on Saturday due to a restrictive organic diet he adheres to, ostensibly for religious reasons.
Angeli, who is known as the “QAnon Shaman” has been known to be a proponent of the QAnon conspiracy theory, which alleges Democrats and high-profile Hollywood celebrities are involved in a “deep state” of political control and child sex trafficking.
The Arizona resident was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and with violet entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Phoenix Judge Deborah Fine, Newsweek reports, will allow Williams to find a way to provide meals for Angeli.
Angeli’s mother, Martha Chansley, told ABC 15 that if her son doesn’t eat organic food he will “get physically sick.”
Newsweek reports Angeli did not make any statements during his court appearance.