Prosecutors said James Beeks, who works as a Michael Jackson impersonator, can be seen in photos and videos from Jan. 6 wearing the jacket.
(Washington) – A Michael Jackson tour jacket turned out to be a thriller for federal agents working to identify a suspected troublemaker at the US Capitol.
Prosecutors said James Beeks played Judas in one Jesus Christ Superstar production and also working as a Michael Jackson imitator, can be seen in photos and videos from January 6 wearing the jacket when thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol.
They said he is affiliated with the Oath Keepers, a right-wing extremist group involved in the attack. The Oath Keepers wore mostly camouflaged attire, but in photos from that day shown in court documents, one can see a man with them wearing a black jacket with the word “BATH” in bright red letters.
It’s the name of Michael Jackson’s world tour that started in 1987.
Law enforcement is already investigating Beeks, a 49-year-old from Orlando, Fla., After a troublemaker who pleaded guilty told agents that Beeks was connected to the Oath Keepers when they went to the Capitol.