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‘Bob’s Burgers’ Actor Arrested for Alleged Role in Jan 6 Protests

Actor and comedian Jay Johnston has been arrested and charged this week for his alleged involvement in the January 6, 2021, protests at the U.S. Capitol, court records revealed.

Johnston is best known for his part as Jimmy Pesto on the adult cartoon sitcom “Bob’s Burgers” and for roles on “Mr. Show,” “Better Call Saul,” “The Sarah Silverman Program,” and “Arrested Development.” The 54-year-old actor also played small parts in the movies “Men in Black II” and “Anchorman.”

Johnston was arrested Wednesday and charged with “civil disorder,” “unlawful entry on restricted buildings or grounds,” and “impeding passage through Capitol grounds,” according to an affidavit from an FBI special agent tasked with investigating January 6.

The agent’s statement alleged that Johnston was captured on public video, closed circuit television, and police body cameras attending the protest at the Capitol.

On March 4, 2021, the FBI posted screenshots asking for assistance identifying the man seen in the videos. Several days later, Johnston’s attorney confirmed he was the individual in the photographs.

The court document stated that he “pushed against police and aided other rioters near an entrance to the U.S. Capitol known as ‘the tunnel.’”

According to the FBI, the actor “participated with other rioters in a group assault on the officers” defending a Capitol entrance.

“Specifically, several members of the crowd joined together to push against police in a concerted movement,” the FBI wrote. “Johnston participated in this concerted movement and pushed along with other rioters for several seconds.”

Johnston also allegedly assisted a protester in washing chemical spray out of their eyes. Additionally, he passed a stolen police riot shield to others in the crowd, according to the affidavit.

The FBI reported that it obtained a text message from Johnston after the protest that stated, “The news has presented it as an attack. It actually wasn’t. Thought it kind of turned into that. It was a mess. Got maced and tear gassed and I found it quite untastic.”

Additionally, United Airlines records indicated that Johnston had reserved flights from Los Angeles, California, to Washington, D.C., on January 4, 2021, and a return flight on January 7, 2021.

In late 2021, Johnston was fired from his voice-acting role on “Bob’s Burgers” because of his alleged participation in the January 6 protests.

More than 1,000 people have been charged with federal crimes related to the Capitol protests.

  • John says:

    I always knew Bob the burger guy was a patriot his kids were smarter than the Democrat communist pedophile liberals and Antichrist we have in government at the very top including the drooling falling pedophile hair sniffing fraudulent elected demon with dementia they have in the fake anti white house under a fraudulent elected coup d’etat government of luciferian demons and communist global worshiping Antichrist

  • ThePeopleArePissed says:

    How many of the 1,000 are blm or antifa, hmmm?

  • CH says:

    Burn down homes, shoot police officers, loot and burn down businesses and the vp of the United States pays your bail. But be a conservative present at a protest at the Capital, and you are arrested 3 years later. No one, NOT ONE, has been charged with insurrection, but yet they are labeled terrorists and denied due process of law. Next election, VOTE RED OR THIS COUNTRY IS DEAD. Trump has said he would pardon and release most of the protestors from Jan. 6. No other Republican candidate has so far stated the same. That alone means he gets my support. I’m sick and tired of the double standard of justice in this Country. Only way it’s going to stop is to VOTE RED across the board. Our lives depend on it.

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