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US Capitol rioter wants ‘embarrassing’ ankle monitor removed

A US Capitol rioter has asked for an ankle monitor to be removed because it keeps ‘beeping’ at embarrassing moments.

Gabriel Garcia faces charges of violent entry and civil disorder amid the siege of the government building on January 6 and is described in court papers as a former US Army captain and alleged member of the Proud Boys.

As part of his pre-trial release he was fitted with the ankle device which he claims is now damaging his business as a roofer because it keeps going off in front of customers.

“The monitor has randomly started beeping loudly around potential clients, immediately followed by an embarrassing phone call from pre-trial services asking for his exact location,” his lawyers wrote.

Prosecutors have rejected the request.

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