Remember the photo of the guy carrying Nancy Pelosi's lectern...
Well... now he's been arrested.
Keep scrolling to learn more about it.
It's safe to say its been a historical couple of days in the world of U.S politics.
via: GettyAs the plans for Biden's presidency begin to unfold, tensions amongst the pro-Trump community have escalated.
While it's taken weeks for the president himself to concede to Biden...
via: GettyHis supporters have been fueling the flames behind his various election fraud allegations.
And on Wednesday, those tensions reached a breaking point.
On January 6th, during which a joint session of Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden’s election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the U.S Capitol Building.
JUST IN: The entire DC National Guard has been activated by the Department of Defense following a pro-Trump mob bre… https://t.co/mEqRTqbOMh— CNN (@CNN)1609967074.0
Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building...
via: GettyBreaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"
The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...
via: GettyAnd photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.
A group of rioters even broke into Pelosi's office...
via: GettyWith one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.
From this, more violence ensued...
As rioters clashed with the few police officers in presence.
BREAKING: Clashes reported inside the U.S. Capitol building https://t.co/2twyZAD6wJ— BNO News (@BNO News)1609961543.0
The scenes shocked people all over the globe...
via: GettyAnd the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.
Shortly afterward, it was confirmed that there had been fatalities within the Capitol.
via: GettyChief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference that 4 people had died amongst the chaos.
It quickly emerged that one female rioter had been shot dead by police...
However, details surrounding the other 3 fatalities remain unclear. "One adult female and 2 adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies on or around Capitol grounds," Contee said, "which resulted in their deaths."
Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said Wednesday's events included four fatalities: a woman who was shot… https://t.co/246Qok143t— USA TODAY (@USA TODAY)1610011920.0
From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.
The president was repeatedly urged to appear on national television to order his supporters to stand down.
You’ve caused this, get on TV immediately and stop it - before people start being killed. https://t.co/59dqsiXEaK— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1609962613.0
He instead issued a series of tweets...Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."
Hours after his supporters had stormed the Capitol, however, Trump finally released a video telling them:"Go home, we love you, you’re very special."
As photographs of Wednesday's scenes continue to circulate online...
via: GettyMany people found themselves particularly enraged by one protestor specifically.
A viral photo of the man in question did the rounds on Twitter...
via: GettyShowing him walking off with a podium stand.
But it seems many were left feeling confused over the image's caption...
via: GettyAnd more specifically, the man's name.
Many thought his name was "Via Getty"...
Wow, this Via Getty guy has to be stopped, just saw a picture of him stealing a podium from Capitol Hill.— Fishandcow (@Fishandcow)1609999661.0
@RyanLizza And now we know his name is Via Getty (wtf kind of name is that, anyway?) can’t someone just go to his h… https://t.co/greJeZZ5K3— The MacPhersonage Personage (@The MacPhersonage Personage)1609971870.0
@RyanLizza wait do you really think his name is via getty or are you joking here?— goth cowboy (@goth cowboy)1610001065.0
@RyanLizza The lack of intelligence of these commentators is astounding. Via Getty means it came from the prestigio… https://t.co/V8FpyY87bP— Ashleigh Martin (@Ashleigh Martin)1610041949.0
Many, however, made a joke of the whole thing.
@RyanLizza There were two of them Via Getty and Via Imgur. Arrest them both.— midsummermoons (@midsummermoons)1610039170.0
@RyanLizza I hope they also catch his partner in crime, Via Giphy.— Chester Rockwell (@Chester Rockwell)1610036929.0
@RyanLizza Is he related to Estelle Getty? https://t.co/ktbMoTKbKB— Justin Wheelon (@Justin Wheelon)1609987637.0
@RyanLizza The fact that a reporter doesn't know "via Getty" is like WHERE THE PICTURE CAME FROM. Holy mother of g… https://t.co/HhGxDCStWp— Alexa*snoozeuntil2021 (@Alexa*snoozeuntil2021)1610070592.0
Now, of course, the caption aimed to show where the image had come from/was credited to.
But clearly, some people took it as something else.
Via Getty, one the rioters steals a podium from the Capitol https://t.co/V4spojl40q— Ryan Lizza (@Ryan Lizza)1609965602.0
It's one of the most famous images from the riot.
And many were questioning why he hadn't been arrested. But now - the man, Adam Johnson, 36, of Parrish, Florida, has been arrested and is being held in Pinellas County Jail.
Adam Johnson of Parrish, Florida has been identified as the man caught in a viral photo stealing a lectern from the… https://t.co/92X2CveVPg— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@Jon Cooper 🇺🇸)1610041572.0
He is pending charges after federal marshals picked him up, according to arrest records.
However thus far no attorney information for Johnson was immediately available.
Adam Johnson, 36, the man seen on video carrying Nancy Pelosi’s lectern during the mob riot of the U.S. Capitol, ha… https://t.co/eztPobPBWy— Manu Raju (@Manu Raju)1610204914.0
Johnson shared photos of himself in the Capitol building.
He shared the images on his social media accounts - however they have since been deleted...
BREAKING: Adam Johnson from Florida has been arrested. He’s is the man who was photographed in the Capitol carrying… https://t.co/JZV0guyhaQ— 𝒜𝓈𝒽𝓁𝑒𝓎 𝒢𝑜𝒹𝓌𝒾𝓃 (@𝒜𝓈𝒽𝓁𝑒𝓎 𝒢𝑜𝒹𝓌𝒾𝓃)1610206281.0