A man who has been accused of taking part in the Capitol Riots has asked if he can have his ankle monitor removed because it keeps "beeping" around his clients...
Gabriel Augustin Garcia was identified as one of the perpetrators of the January 6th attack on the Capitol building in Washington D.C.
Garcia, who is a member of the far-right extremist group, the Proud Boys, is facing charges that include violent entry and civil disorder after the FBI identified him via a Facebook video. In order for him to be granted pretrial release, he agreed to conditions that meant he was forced to have a curfew and also be fitted with an ankle monitor to track his activity.
But now his lawyers have stated that the latter is causing him problems at work.
Garcia's lawyers are now fighting to get his conditions amended to remove the ankle tag because apparently, it keeps beeping loudly in front of his clients while he's running Supreme Aluminium Florida.
As per Business Insider, the documents stated the following:
"The monitor has randomly started beeping loudly around potential clients, immediately followed by an embarrassing phone call from pretrial services asking for his exact location," his lawyers wrote.
They also added that it could be a potential hazard given his working environment.
"He climbs ladders and the GPS monitor often gets stuck on the next ladder step when climbing.
"One time, he almost fell off the ladder," they added.
In response to the filing, prosecutors hit back asking for the unreasonable request to be denied.
"The government has no doubt that, in addition to the general inconvenience (and even embarrassment) of GPS monitoring, that the defendant's business is affected..."
But said that there were no reasonable grounds on which they made such a request.
I bet Garcia is wishing he thought about this possible consequence before he and his little Trump buddies stormed a government building. Lesson well and truly learned.