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A Jack Daniels-fueled, f-bomb laced TikTok rant that included a threat to use “second amendment” rights led the FBI to arrest a Boca Raton, Florida, woman who allegedly took part in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, authorities said.
Suzanne Kaye’s prolific use of social media caught the FBI’s attention after the riot. Agents called her Jan. 28 after seeing a video about the Capitol riot that she posted on a Facebook page called “Angry Patriot Hippie.”
Agents had planned to interview her about her involvement, but a second video she posted before their visit cut short the investigation.
“Friends, I’m here to let you know I need a drink,” Kaye, 59, declares in the video posted Jan. 31, before she takes a giant swig from a bottle of Jack Daniels Red Label.
With a cover of the Police song, “Every Breath You Take,” playing in the background, Kaye explains that she just got a call from the FBI and claims she told them they would have to arrest her before she would talk to them.
“You just spent four years persecuting a three star general with no evidence and you f–king think I’m going to let you come talk to me?” Kaye demands as her rant escalates,, presumably referring to former National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn.
“I’m an American. I know my f—ing rights! My First Amendment right to free speech, my Second Amendment right to carry a gun, to shoot your f—ing ass if you come to my house. So f–k you, f–k you following me!”
I’m glad you know who I am, motherf—ker,” concludes Kaye, whose social media version of the story differed from the FBI’s account.
The feds allege in court papers that Kaye claimed she hadn’t been to the Capitol but knew people who did go.
“Kaye further indicated that she was retired and had plenty of time to talk, but would need to be interviewed at her residence because she was not able to drive,” the FBI stated in court papers.
A tipster brought her TikTok threats to the FBI’s attention before that interview toook place, authorities said.
Citing a violent history — Kaye had previously been arrested for domestic battery in January 2010 and aggravated assault in February 2020, though the latter charges dropped — the FBI charged her with “transmitting in interstate commerce a communication containing a threat to injure the person of another,” court papers say
She made her first appearance in court last week, according to CBS 12 News, and is due for a bond hearing Wednesday.
Separately, a mother and son from Iowa were also arrested in relation to the Capitol riot.
Deborah Sandoval, of Des Moines, and her son, Salvador Sandoval Jr., 23, of Ankeny, made initial court appearances Friday on charges stemming from the violent attack, the Des Moines Register reported.
The documents detailing their alleged involvement in the insurrection were sealed by the court, so the circumstances surrounding their arrests was not immediately available.
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