Washington, DC – The bare-chested, tattooed rioter who forced his way into the U.S. Capitol wearing red, white and blue face paint and a horned headdress has refused to eat while in jail unless he is given organic food.
Jacob Chansley, 33, who goes by the alias of Jake Angeli, has turned away everything he has been given to eat since he turned himself over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Jan. 9, public defender Gerald Williams recently told the court on his client’s behalf, according to FOX News.
“He gets very sick if he doesn’t eat organic food,” Chansley’s mother, Martha Chansley, told reporters outside the courthouse. “He needs to eat.”
The judge ordered the U.S. Marshal’s Service to comply with the inmate’s demands, FOX News reported.
“For religious or health reasons, if [inmates] need a special diet, we are required to accommodate them,” U.S. Marshal for Phoenix David Gonzalez explained on Monday, according to the news outlet.
He said Chansley will be given all organic food in order to adhere with his strict shaman diet, KNXV reported.
Chansley enlisted in the U.S. Navy in September of 2005 as a supply clerk, but was discharged in October of 2007 after he refused to take an anthrax vaccine, according to the New York Post.
He received multiple awards during his two years of service, to include the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and the National Defense Service Medal.
The conspiracy theorist has since become known as the “QAnon shaman,” the New York Post reported.
He has been a frequent figure at Phoenix demonstrations, where he donned the same attire he wore while storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, according to FOX News.
Chansley allegedly told the FBI that he traveled from Arizona to Washington, DC with other “patriots” ahead of the rally at the “request of the President” in order to protest the Congressional certification of the Electoral College results, FOX News reported.
He has been charged with knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol Grounds, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia said in a press release on Jan. 9.
Chansley is due back in court on Friday, when a judge is expected to decide whether he will be extradited to Washington, DC from Arizona to face charges, or if he will be released from custody and allowed to travel there on his own, KNXV reported.