THE face of ‘QAnon Shaman’ has been revealed while posing for his mugshot – without his spear, horns and facepaint.
Jacob Chansley, 33, has been moved to a jail that will make him special organic food after he refused to eat for “nine days”, his lawyers said.
Alexandria Sheriff’s OfficeA mugshot shows the face of Jacob Anthony Chansley[/caption]
ReutersChansley, also known as Jake Angeli, poses with his face painted in the colors of the US flag[/caption]
The self-described ‘shaman’ was moved from the DC Department of Corrections facility in Washington to Virginia’s Alexandria Detention Center.
Chansley is the Arizona man who took part in the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6 while sporting American flag-inspired face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns.
The cell shift came after his attorney argued that Chansley hadn’t eaten for nine days because organic food wasn’t served at the jail in Washington, reports ABC13 News.
A judge conceded to his demands, and ordered prison bosses to dish up the accused’s special diet.
The order came as it was revealed that Chansley has so far lost 20 pounds since being transferred from Arizona to Washington DC last week.
Albert Watkins, his attorney, told the judge that Chansley regards organic food as part of his “shamanic belief system and way of life”.
In the request, Chansley claimed to have eaten only organic food for the last eight years, though added: “As a spiritual man, I don’t mind fasting.”
Maggie KeaneA sketch shows him appearing in court via video link[/caption]
Getty Images – GettyChansley seen inside the Senate Chamber during the Capitol riots[/caption]
District Judge Royce Lamberth said on Thursday that marshals told the court the District of Columbia Department of Corrections had asked for Chansley to be moved.
This was because they were unable to comply with the court’s order to feed him special organic food.
However, nearby Alexandria prison can honor that request.
The self-proclaimed shaman has been on an “extremely restrictive” diet while in custody.
He’s been charged with entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Justice Department court documents said that “media coverage of these events showed one of the rioters [Chansley] who entered the Capitol dressed in horns, a bearskin headdress, red, white and blue face paint, shirtless, and tan pants”.
“This individual carried a spear, approximately six feet in length, with an American flag tied just below the blade.”
Chansley’s lawyer claimed he hadn’t eaten for nine days
QAnon Shaman was shown inside the US Capitol, Washington D.C.
“I’m not really all that worried about it because, in all honesty … I didn’t break any laws. I walked through open doors,” he said.
During his Monday hearing, he didn’t make any statements regarding the accusations.
Lawyer Albert Watkins has recently said that Chansley offered to testify at former President Donald Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial.
Watkins said his client was previously “horrendously smitten” by Trump.
But he now feels let down after Trump’s refusal to grant Chansley and others who participated in the insurrection a pardon.
“He felt like he was betrayed by the president,” Watkins added.
Who is the ‘QAnon Shaman’?
Jacob Anthony Chansley is the horned ‘QAnon Shaman’ seen at the US Capitol riots in January 2021.
Chansley is a proponent of the QAnon conspiracy theory, which holds that a secret cabal of global elites is running a mass child sex-trafficking ring, and that Donald Trump spent his time in office trying to fight it.
In a filmed interview given before the Capitol riot, Chansley is seen referring to himself as a shaman and “hyper-dimensional being”.
He claims to be able to “perceive multiple different frequencies of light beyond my five senses”.
Chansley also claims to “see into these other higher dimensions that these entities – these pedophiles, these rapists, these murderers, these really high up people – that they almost, like, hide in the shadows in”.
In the clip, he is also holding a sign that reads: “Q SENT ME!”
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