A man pictured sitting behind a desk of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office explained how he barged his way and wrote ''her a nasty note'' before taking the letter containing House Speaker's name and leaving.
Richard Barnett, 60, from Gravette, Arkansas, identified as a Trump supporter by various media, including The New York Times, quickly became one of the sensations of Wednesday's US Capitol storming.
Barnett, who also goes by the nickname Bigo, denied stealing the envelope, "I put a quarter on her desk" speaking to the Times, and said that he had only knocked on Pelosi's door before other rioters moved him into the room.
"I wrote her a nasty note, put my feet up on her desk," he told the paper. When Capitol Police arrived, he told them, "I paid for this, it's mine," before leaving.
Various television and newspaper spoke to Barnett, including 5news, a CBS-affiliated television station after Wednesday's protest.
"We marched down there. They started tear-gassing us. They started roughing up our people. It pissed some people off," he said. "They went to the front door, and they started demanding to be let inside."
"I wasn't even up there at that point. I was climbing the steps to see what was going on. When I got to the top, they had breached the doors and were trying to get in."
He reported that he was looking for a bathroom within a Capitol when he lumbered over Pelosi's office.
He added, "I threw my feet up on the desk at that point. I realized some assholes had cut me also, and I bled on her envelope, so I picked up the envelope and put it in my pocket, and I put a quarter on the desk cause I'm not a thief."
The note that he left, read, "Nancy, Bigo was here, you b****."
Barnett said that he was not scared of police prosecution. He could face federal charges for his role in storming the Capitol.
"I didn't do anything. I didn't breach the doors. I got shoved in. I didn't mean to be there. Hell. I was walking around looking for a bathroom."
"She died a hero, a patriot and I feel for her family. That shouldn't have happened," He with 5news on the death of women who was shot in the chest,
"We went to peacefully protest and that's what we were doing. They started it. Our own police started it."