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Luke Michael Lints biography: 13 things about US Capitol rioter from Traverse City, Michigan

Luke Michael Lints is a white man from Michigan, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He hails from Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
  2. He worked as a Hart’s Lawn Maintenance gardener.
  3. Wearing a black and grey flannel shirt and a knit cap with the letters PV on it, he went to 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.
  4. In May 2021, he renewed his driver’s license.
  5. In November 2021, a tipster contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation to report his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.
  6. An FBI special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui on June 24, 2022.
  7. On June 30, 2022, he was arrested in Traverse City.
  8. In November 2022, he joined Twitter. In his bio, he described himself as a regenerative permaculture enthusiast, a biological exploratory pioneer and a compost maker making large and small scale gardens and teaching others how to do it.
  9. On January 17, 2023, he wrote on Twitter, “January 6th was not an insurrection, but it still NEVER should’ve happened. No Capitol police should’ve ever been hurt, national guard should’ve been there like trump offered, and nobody should’ve died! But it did happen and what I did was to protect others not to hurt anyone.”
  10. On January 23, 2023, he wrote on Twitter, “What I like about trump is not that we agree on everything, especially the vaccine, it’s that the man has grit. He’s dug the trenches and stood his ground, it takes BRAVERY to do that. Something men in the United States are lacking! GROW A PAIR! STAND UP!”
  11. On February 17, 2023, he took to Twitter to thank Trump.
  12. On February 24, 2023, he pleaded guilty to interfering with law enforcement officers during a civil disorder.
  13. He was 28 years old when he pleaded guilty to a felony charge on February 24, 2023. On May 26, 2023, he will be sentenced.

(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 or submit relevant photos and videos to the FBI.

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