An aspiring actor in Texas said that during the Capitol Uprising, he was almost “frustrated like a Jew.” In the January 6 riot, he was accused of using a cane to kill a police officer.
Luke Coffee, a 41-year-old from Dallas, was charged with a series of crimes, including assaulting federal law enforcement officers with dangerous weapons and committing wrongdoing on the grounds of the Capitol. Prosecutors said in a recent unsealed criminal lawsuit that the photos and videos used crutches to attack the District of Columbia policemen trying to protect the Capitol, and coffee was seen in the photos and videos.
Before being infamous for storming into the Capitol, Coffee worked in the post-production of two primetime TV shows, including Everwood, According to his IMDB page. According to his introduction on the website, after working in Hollywood and Cape Town for a while, Coffee returned to Dallas in 201
But his social media shows his affinity for former President Donald Trump and his belief in conspiracy theories, including QAnon and how hydroxychloroquine can cure COVID-19. The day before the riots, before mentioning the former Trump strategist Steve Bannon (Steve Bannon), Coffey said in a YouTube video: “Tomorrow everything will be shattered.” “Remind Storm Baby Q Storm,” he added.
According to a report by the Dallas news website Central Track, Coffee also recorded his trip to the Capitol. On the morning of the riot, the prosecutor said that he was wearing a brown cowboy hat, camouflage jacket and blue turban and posted a photo next to another mob. Behind them, you can see hundreds of thugs with the MAGA logo.
“‘Merica’s historic anniversary!!” Coffee captioned the photo on Facebook.
The complaint stated that during the riots, coffee was seen in a video on the steps of the Capitol near the entrance to the Lower Terrace tunnel. Although it is not clear what he was talking about, people saw him turning to the sea of rioters, trying to destroy the building and issuing “several statements.”
The complaint stated that the rioters in the lower entrance tunnel included coffee, violently attacked the officers with blunt objects and threw objects at the officers. A district police officer was “forcibly dragged down the terrace steps by the demonstrators.”
The complaint stated that people saw Coffee holding a cane on his head, then lowered it to his waist and rushed into Washington, DC and the Capitol Police.
Bodycam video shows that after Coffee was pushed back, he charged the officer again, using crutches “by aiming the cane directly at the officer’s upper chest/head area as a blunt weapon.” About two DC police officers turned Coffee and his makeshift weapons away.
The prosecutor added that the video showed that the crutches were passed to several insurgents who used it to attack military officers.
The complaint stated that the FBI learned about the coffee from several witnesses, including “a college classmate who happened to be an agent.” An eyewitness said that they met Coffee in mid-2020, and they said they recognized him because he was wearing a “dress that stood out.” The witness also added that in October last year, Coffee stood out in a YouTube video in which he “discussed several conspiracy theories.”
In an interview with the federal government on January 13, Coffee admitted that he had taken a truck from Dallas to Washington, DC on January 6 and was in the Capitol. Although he admitted that he was “held crutches outside the building,” the complaint said: “The cafe stated that he did not engage in any form of physical confrontation with the police when he was in the Capitol.”
After the riots, Coffee appeared in several YouTube videos, and he continued to yell at other conspiracy theories, including questioning the validity of moon landings and dabbling in flat earth and reptile beliefs. In a deleted Facebook video, he admitted to pushing the police with a cane.
“I was ready to die last night… and I really thought I was being poisoned like I was in Nazi Germany.“
– Luke Coffee
“The policemen I’ve beaten, uh, I’m resisting, I grabbed the cane. Then I walked into the team. I tried my best to drive them back. God gave me some supernatural energy and they sprayed on In my eyes,” Coffee said in a Facebook video.
Coffee described the violence as an “anti-fake flag attack” and added that he had exercised his right to freedom of speech with the “patriots” and “prepared to die.”
“I was about to die last night. We thought we were, we were completely poisoned to death. I literally thought I was poisoned to death like in Nazi Germany, a Jew was poisoned to death. Okay,” he said.
Daniel Caldwell, 50, of Texas, was also charged on Friday with assault and “spreading mist on police officers” who tried to protect the Capitol steps on January 6.
After the riots, Caldwell saw “Guns SAVE Lives” in photos and videos in disguise and wearing a hoodie, and was interviewed at a hotel in Washington, DC. According to a recent unsealed complaint, he admitted that he was in the Capitol when fighting broke out and “a woman was hit in the neck”.
The complaint said: “According to Caldwell, the fight started, and then’they caught their man’, then someone caught her (referring to the woman who was beaten), and then took off.” Calder Will said someone was staying in the area and the police were spraying maces at him. Caldwell said he told them that if they continued, he would return the spray. ”
Caldwell said in an interview that “once the police officer sprayed him,” he retaliated and sprayed about 15 police officers. The complaint added: “Caldwell said that officials subsequently shot him with a cannon loaded with rubber bullets.”
The complaint stated that the FBI received many tips about Caldwell, including an eyewitness who stated that he had conducted airsoft military simulations with 50-year-old Carroll (AirSim). The game is described as “a live-action simulation of an armed conflict scene against civilians, involving airsoft plastic projectiles fired by duplicate weapons, but not actual guns.”
The witness told the FBI that he met Caldwell while playing MilSim about three years ago and described him as a “giant white supremacist” and a “completely weird person.”
The witness said that while playing the game, the witness stated that Caldwell “brought real guns to the court and must be corrected many times before returning the guns to his vehicle.”