There’s a whiff of jonquil in the air:
“If you can’t see the election was stolen you’re a moron,” Richard Michetti texted his ex on Jan. 6, along with videos from the Capitol. She went to police the next day.
Michetti’s charging papers describe in detail how his ex gave the FBI everything they needed to build the case against him. In addition to the texts and videos, which created a timeline of his alleged involvement in the insurrection from start to finish, the ex also provided his birthdate, address, phone number, and other information about his phone.
“…The texts that she produced to the FBI begin on Jan. 5, with Michetti messaging her that he was getting on a train and would call once he arrived in Washington. At around 2:06 p.m. on Jan. 6 — soon after waves of rioters had broken past police barricades and entered the building — Michetti texted, “…it’s going down here we stormed the building they held us back with spray and teargas and paintballs.” Three minutes later, he sent a text confirming that he’d gone to the Capitol to “stop the vote it’s fraud this is our country.”
It’s a story as old as love itself: Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy storms capitol to overthrow the gubmint, girl turns in boy.
It’s the post-modern Meet-Cute.