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Louis Capriotti biography: 13 things about Chicago Heights man

Louis Capriotti (©Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Louis Capriotti (©Cook County Sheriff’s Office)

Louis Capriotti is a white man from Cook County, Illinois, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Chicago Heights, Cook County. (a)
  2. He was charged with driving with a suspended drivers license on November 3, 2002. (b)
  3. Between 2007 and 2014, Cook County prosecutors brought charges against him at least five times. (a)
  4. In 2008, he was arrested in Orland Park, Cook County and was charged with violating an order of protection. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 75 days in the Cook County Jail. (a)
  5. In 2010, he was charged with domestic battery stemming from an incident in Orland Park. Prosecutors dropped the charge but his victim requested an order of protection against him. (a)
  6. In 2014, he was charged with violating an order of protection in Matteson, Cook County. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 days in the Cook County Jail. (a)
  7. In 2015, he was charged with harassment by telephone in Cook County. In October 2016, he pleaded guilty and was given a two-year probation, which ended satisfactorily in October 2018.
  8. In 2017, he started leaving threatening voicemails for members of Congress from different parts of the U.S. including Michigan, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. (c)
  9. In January 2020, the U.S. Capitol Police wanted to locate him and asked enlisted the help the Chicago Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (c)
  10. On February 7, 2020, FBI agents interviewed him in Orland Park about earlier voicemails he allegedly left for members of Congress. (c)
  11. On November 18, 2020, he left a voicemail for a member of Congress from Michigan and said he was not from Michigan but “a 9-year Marine, active duty” who had killed several terrorists and would “continue to kill them” because that was what he was trained to do. He also allegedly left a voicemail for a member of Congress from Pennsylvania on December 4, 2020 and indicated that person should “choke in hell.” On the same day, he left another voicemail for another member of Congress, who he described as a gun-grabbing terrorist. He added that the person was mistaken if they believed that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were “going to walk into the White House” on January 20, 2021. (c)
  12. On January 10, 2021, FBI special agent John Esasky filed a criminal complaint against him and charged him with transmission of a threat in interstate commerce. He was accused of leaving a voicemail on December 29, 2020 for a member of Congress from New Jersey saying, “We will surround the motherf***ing White House and we will kill any motherf***ing Democrat that steps on the motherf***ing lawn.” (c)
  13. At 5:42 a.m. on January 12, 2021, he was arrested near his home in Chicago Heights. He was 45 years old when he was arrested. A judge said that day that he would be held in custody at least until a detention hearing on January 15, 2021. (a)

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