Last Updated on February 17, 2022
Since violence erupted throughout the United States from late May after the in-custody death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, three rioters were arrested by authorities for alleged crimes in three separate incidents after they were identified due to either their items of clothing or a unique tattoo.
Two rioters were arrested after participating in the restless violence wearing distinct items of clothing and another was arrested after helping to set a building that receives federal funding on fire while shirtless, and therefore, revealing a distinct tattoo–of his uncommon last name.
The first and most recent arrest includes an 18-year-old male from Portland, Oregon, who faces federal charges for launching an improvised explosive device at a federal courthouse. Gabriel Agard-Berryhill was identified after his grandmother left an online review of the faux rioter gear she had purchased him, which read “ICONS”–including his picture wearing the fake plateholder, during a protest, in the review. The young man was caught on camera, wearing the same gear, when he set off the IED, leading to internet sleuths to make the connection.
National File also reported that the young rioter’s grandmother was an avid Trump supporter in a bizarre twist to the story.
(2/2) The guy who threw an IED at the portland courthouse was identified in a review by his grandma who bought his gear. This might be the most embarrassing defeat of antifa yet. Grandmas lil revolutionary. Archive https://t.co/cMAnkDnFyj pic.twitter.com/Nas9PeTyI3
— Austin Frisch (@Austin_Zone) July 28, 2020
Also in Portland, a man seen on surveillance footage helping damage a building that receives ample federal funding was picked up as his shirtless rioting exposed a distinct tattoo of his last name on his back.
National File reported:
Police arrested a suspected a shirtless Antifa arsonist, who they identified after the suspect revealed a distinct tattoo on his back containing his unique surname, Schinzing, while setting fire to the Portland Justice Center in May.
Edward Thomas Schinzing, 32, faces up to 20 years in federal prison after taking part in an arson attack to the Portland Justice Center. He was given away by his self identifying tattoo.
Schinzing has been charged with arson in a federal court following his actions in setting fire to the Portland Justice Center on May 29 at the beginning of Portland’s ongoing months of civil unrest triggered by the in-custody killing of suspected fraudster George Floyd.
Although he is accused of setting fire to a county building, the federal charge alleges he maliciously damaged a building that receives ample federal funding–adding to his pre-existing convictions and probation.
If found guilty, Schinzing will face a minimum sentence of five years behind bars. He could face up to 20. At the time of the incident, the suspect was on probation for battering his girlfriend in front of her 8-year-old son.
Finally, Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal, 33, was tracked via an Etsy page where she purchased a “Keep The Immigrants Deport The Racists” t-shirt she was seen to be wearing when she threw Molotov cocktails at two parked Philadelphia police cars.
An Instagram picture and photos taken by an amateur photographer also revealed a distinct forearm tattoo and the unique Etsy t-shirt, reported The Sun.
Through the review left behind on Etsy, local investigators managed to track down the suspect through her LinkedIn page, where she worked as a massage therapist.
At her place of work, investigators found pictures of somebody giving massages with the same tattoo on their forearm.
If convicted, the massage therapist faces up to 80 years behind bars after she was arrested on June 16.
All of the suspects caught via the internet individually face lengthy prison terms if they are found guilty.