Daniel Joseph Rodriguez biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Fontana, California

Daniel Joseph Rodriguez is from California, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. His nicknames are Danny and DJ. (a)
  2. He lives in Fontana, San Bernardino County, California. He previously lived in Montebello, Los Angeles County, California, in El Monte, Los Angeles County and in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. (a) (b) (c)
  3. He attended Camelback High School and North Canyon High School, which are both in Phoenix. (c)
  4. He is a father of four. (b)
  5. He is a Donald Trump fan. In 2020, he regularly attended demonstrations in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County to support the 45th U.S. president. (a) (b)
  6. On March 13, 2018, he tried to engage with the protesters lined Centinela Avenue as Trump’s motorcade drove through Santa Monica, Los Angeles County and wanted to know why they disliked the then president. (d)
  7. Wearing a Make America Great Again hat, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. That day, Trump’s 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. During the riot, he smashed a window with a flagpole, stole a bag used to hold an emergency escape hood and jabbed an electroshock weapon into the neck of Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia officer Mike Fanone. (b) (e)
  8. A video of him attacking Fanone went viral. He was dubbed the Taser Prick. (f)
  9. On March 24, 2021, a court filing requested that his indictment be sealed until his arrest. (b) (e)
  10. On the morning of March 31, 2021, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested him near his home in Fontana. He made an appearance at the U.S. District Court in Riverside, California. (b) (e) (g)
  11. He was 38 years old when he was arrested on March 31, 2021. (b)
  12. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with obstruction of an official proceeding; civil disorder; assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers; theft of government property; destruction of government property; entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon and impeding ingress and egress in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon. (b)
  13. He is expected to attend a federal detention hearing on April 2, 2021. (e)


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


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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