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Mitchell Gardner II biography: 10 things about US Capitol rioter from Seffner, Florida

Mitchell Todd Gardner II is a white man from Seffner, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. On November 4, 2008, he voted for Barack Obama, who went on to become the 44th U.S. president, instead of John McCain.
  2. On November 6, 2012, he voted for Obama, who was successfully reelected as the U.S. president, instead of Mitt Romney.
  3. On November 6, 2016, he did not vote for Donald Trump, , who went on to become the 45th U.S. president.
  4. Wearing a stocking hat, a black jacket and a red sweater, 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 used a pepper spray device against police officers and urged other rioters to use a ladder to break into a window.
  5. On June 22, 2021, U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather signed a criminal complained filed by a Homeland Security Investigations special agent against him.
  6. On June 25, 2021, he was arrested in Tampa, Hillsborough County. On June 28, 2021, he made his first appearance in court.
  7. On October 8, 2021, he was indicted. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with destruction of government property; obstruct, influence or impede any official proceeding or attempt to do so; knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; engaging in disruptive conduct with intent to disrupt ordinary government business; uttering loud, threatening or abusive language or engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct; and parading, demonstrating or picketing inside the U.S. Capitol building.
  8. On June 27, 2022, he pleaded guilty to civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding and assaulting, resisting or impeding officers with a dangerous weapon.
  9. In a sentencing memorandum filed on March 3, 2023, attorneys for him argued that he grew up in a red state.
  10. He was 34 years old when U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta sentenced him on March 16, 2023 to 55 months in prison, Mehta also ordered 36 months of supervised release and restitution of $3,500.

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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