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Michael Curzio biography: 13 things about US Capitol rioter from Summerfield, Florida

Michael Curzio (©Marion County Jail)

Michael Curzio (©Marion County Jail)

Michael Thomas Curzio is a white man from Florida, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Summerfield, Marion County, Florida. (a)
  2. In 2005, he was cited for not having proper motor vehicle registration in Marion County. The citation was dismissed. (b)
  3. In February 2012, he was cited in Marion County for not having proof of insurance. He also paid a $166 fine after being charged for following another vehicle too closely. (b)
  4. On April 22, 2012, he bought a gun. On April 23, 2012, he shot his ex-girlfriend Valerie Richards‘ then boyfriend Ariel Ramos in the chest. He was charged with attempted murder as Ramos survived. (c)
  5. On April 22, 2013, he was found guilty of attempted first-degree murder and was sentenced to eight years in prison. (d) (e)
  6.  On February 7, 2019, he was released from a minimum-security facility in Florida. (d)
  7. He entered the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. That day, Donald Trump supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. He was one of the six individuals arrested by the United States Capitol Police that day then issued citations to appear in the superior court in Washington, D.C. on a later date. (f)
  8. A USCP officer filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey on January 7, 2021. On the same day, he wrote on Facebook, “Our point was made yesterday. I have no regrets about anything.” (f) (g)
  9. On January 14, 2021, he was taken back into custody in Marion County. (a) 
  10. He was 35 years old when he was arrested on January 14, 2021. (e)
  11. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with disorderly conduct on U.S. Capitol grounds and violent entry, disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, entering and remaining in a restricted building, and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. (a)
  12. His long-time best friend and roommate Melissa Restifo described him as “a  very caring and kindhearted person.” (g)
  13. He is 5’11” and his registered weight is 217lbs. He has tattoos on his back, left arm, left chest, right arm and right hand. (h)

(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)

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If you have information about someone who participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, call 1-800-CALL-FBI. You may also submit relevant photos and videos to the FBI.

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