American actor Michael Aaron Carico was arrested by federal officers in Burbank last week on suspicion of accompanying the mob that forcefully entered the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The 33-year-old was taken into custody on Wednesday, with officials levying charges against him for entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct. In a statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that day, an informant had told that she heard Carico boast about how he had been inside the building. Another person had asked whether he was on Facebook and he replied, "michaelaaroncarico", court records cited. Soon after, federal agents tracked him down on Instagram with his pictures, including one of a shirtless selfie at the top of Runyon Canyon. The photo matched the description of the individual as was captured on multiple video feeds from the riot at the Capitol. 

Federal officers had also issued a search warrant on Google for data from Michael Aaron Carico's Gmail account, which included photos and videos that were taken on January 6. Furthermore, GPS information had shown a device linked to the account and was in the restricted Capitol grounds between 2:18 and 3:55 p.m., court documents noted. It has also been revealed that the person who answered a call on a cell phone registered on Carico's name on Sunday afternoon hung up immediately after a reporter identified himself and asked for a comment. 

In one of the videos found on Michael Aaron Carico's Gmail account, federal officers discovered him and many others singing the final line of the Star-Spangled Banner. Carico is seen looking into the camera directly at that point and saying, "Hey Nancy, go f— yourself," court documents state, which was presumably addressed against U. S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco). According to Carico's Facebook page, he has listed himself as an actor, with his credits on IMBb profile showing that he has made appearances on The Inbetweeners, In Full Bloom and My Daddy’s in Heaven.