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Texas woman who charged U.S. Capitol dressed as Captain America gets jail sentence

Micki Larson-Olson, 53, screamed at police officers and called them traitors as they tried to clear the scene Jan. 6, 2021.

A Texas woman who charged the U.S. Capitol dressed in a Captain America costume, then fought law enforcement officers trying to clear the scene, was sentenced to six months of jail.

Micki Larson-Olson, 53, of Abilene was convicted by a jury of unlawful entry onto public property, a misdemeanor.

Authorities say a costume-clad Larson-Olson, wielding two flags, joined an enormous crowd on the west side of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department, called to assist the U.S. Capitol Police, repeatedly asked Larson-Olson to leave the premises. She refused, lowered herself down and clung to the scaffolding with her arms and legs. As six officers worked to physically remove her from the scaffolding, Larson-Olson screamed, swore and called them traitors, the Department of Justice said in a statement.

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Judge Michael O’Keefe handed down Larson-Olson’s sentence. This marked the Washington, D.C., court’s first Jan. 6 trial.

Larson-Olson is a frequent and hard-to-miss presence at Donald Trump rallies across the country, where she dresses in red, white and blue Captain America-style costumes and drives a red car covered in conspiratorial and Trump-supporting stickers.

The believer of the QAnon conspiracy theory was one of hundreds of members of a cult-like group who gathered in Dallas last year to wait for former President John F. Kennedy and his son, John F. Kennedy Jr., — both of whom are long dead — to reveal themselves and usher in the beginning of a new Trump presidency.

QAnon followers believe that Trump is fighting a group of Satan-worshipping elites who run a child sex ring and are trying to control our politics and media.

More than 870 people have been arrested for their roles in the U.S. Capitol breach, including some 265 charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement.

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection said that Trump’s election lies emboldened and mobilized many of his supporters. Committee members said Trump asked them in a tweet to gather in Washington, D.C., that day, writing “Be there, will be wild!” That infamous prompt “electrified and galvanized” his followers, a committee member said.

Staff writer Michael Williams contributed to this report.

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