One unmissable face from photos of the US Capitol riot on Thursday is that of an odd-looking man donning a pair of large horns, fur, and claiming he was a paid actor at a Black Lives Matter protest.
The shirtless horned man was seen in many photos taken at the storming of the Capitol building, which saw windows smashed, pipe bombs planted, people killed and delayed Congress in certifying Joe Biden as the winner of the US election.
In an attempt to shift the blame for the Capitol building breach, many Republicans spread an untrue conspiracy that the horned man is from left-wing group Antifa.
The theory was quickly debunked as multiple outlets have reported the character to be Pro-Trump 32-year-old Jake Angeli.
Angeli is from Arizona and according to Arizona Central is a QAnon supporter who has been a fixture at Trump rallies and QAnon events for the past year.
QAnon supporters believe an untrue and baseless theory that a high-level government official is sending them clues about a paedophile ring made up of the worlds most influential celebrities and politicians.
Angeli often spends his days outside the Arizona Capitol screaming about a range of conspiracy theories relating to QAnon and other right-wing beliefs he holds.
In an interview with The Arizona Republic last year he said he wears his horns, fur, and painted face to attract attention, which then gives him the opportunity to dispel his theories upon others.
He was spotted at a Trump rally in Phoenix last year hyping up the crowd while holding a sign that read "Q sent me."
"The snowball has been rolling and it's only getting bigger," Angeli said at the rally.
"We're the mainstream now."
According to Arizona Central, Angeli was also a devoted member at rallies aimed at reopening Arizona businesses after they shut down to prevent the spread of COVID-19.