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Sat Feb 27, 2021, 06:52 AM

Former TV Actor Identified by FBI as Man Wielding Crutch During Capitol Riot

Source: People

10 hrs ago

A former actor from Dallas has been charged on multiple counts for his participation in the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Luke Coffee, 41, has been identified by the FBI as the man photographed wielding a crutch as a weapon near the entrance of the Lower Terrace tunnel, the Daily Beast reported Friday.

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According to an FBI statement obtained by Deadline, Coffee allegedly "used a crutch to assault police officers from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department" and was caught doing so in numerous photos and videos, including multiple police body cams.

The complaint said that Coffee was identified by people who know him, including a former college classmate who happens to now be an FBI Special Agent.
His outfit of "a brown cowboy style hat, a camouflage jacket, a blue bandana, and grey backpack" helped identify him.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebrity/former-tv-actor-identified-by-fbi-as-man-wielding-crutch-during-capitol-riot/ar-BB1e3JYJ?li=BBnb7Kz







Fledgling Actor From Texas Bashed a Cop With a Crutch in Capitol Riot: Docs
COWBOY CULPRIT
Luke Coffee said he was “ready to die” in the Capitol riot, but also claimed it was an “antifa false flag attack,” according to since-deleted Facebook videos.


Pilar Melendez
Reporter
Updated Feb. 26, 2021 6:18PM ET / Published Feb. 26, 2021 1:22PM ET


An aspiring actor from Texas, who said he was almost “gassed to death like… a Jew” during the Capitol insurrection, has been charged with using a crutch to bash a cop in the Jan. 6 riot.

Luke Coffee, a 41-year-old from Dallas, has been charged with a slew of crimes, including assault of a federal law enforcement officer with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. In a newly unsealed criminal complaint, prosecutors said Coffee is seen in photos and videos using a crutch to assault D.C. Police officers who were trying to protect the Capitol.

Before gaining notoriety for storming the Capitol, Coffee worked in post-production on two primetime television shows, including Everwood, according to his IMDB page. Returning to Dallas in 2010 after stints in Hollywood and Cape Town, Coffee established a production house under the umbrella of a company owned by his mentor, director Rocky Powell, according to his website. He has directed a documentary, a TV pilot, and continued acting, with appearances in NBC’s Friday Night Lights and Las Vegas.

But his social media shows his affinity for former President Donald Trump and his belief in conspiracy theories, including QAnon and how hydroxychloroquine can cure COVID-19. The day before the riots, Coffee said in one YouTube video, “All hell is going to break loose tomorrow,” before mentioning former Trump strategist Steve Bannon. “Cue the storm baby Q storm,” he added.

More:
https://www.thedailybeast.com/luke-coffee-fledgling-actor-from-texas-bashed-a-cop-during-capitol-riot-prosecutors-allege

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Reply Former TV Actor Identified by FBI as Man Wielding Crutch During Capitol Riot (Original post)
Judi Lynn Feb 27 OP
Post removed Feb 27 #1
Roy Rolling Feb 27 #2
riversedge Feb 27 #7
NurseJackie Feb 27 #11
Dave Starsky Feb 27 #14
TexasBushwhacker Feb 27 #23
Bengus81 Feb 28 #36
secondwind Feb 27 #3
bucolic_frolic Feb 27 #4
Wuddles440 Feb 27 #20
BlueStater Feb 27 #5
Earth Bound Misfit Feb 27 #6
CurtEastPoint Feb 27 #8
marble falls Feb 27 #16
mmbrevo Feb 27 #26
marble falls Feb 27 #27
samnsara Feb 27 #9
Maxheader Feb 27 #10
LetMyPeopleVote Feb 27 #12
rockfordfile Feb 28 #33
alphafemale Feb 27 #13
Blue Owl Feb 27 #15
Progressive Jones Mar 1 #37
FakeNoose Feb 27 #17
NCjack Feb 27 #24
BusyBeingBest Feb 27 #18
yourmovemonkey Feb 27 #19
marmar Feb 27 #21
DinahMoeHum Feb 27 #22
Grokenstein Feb 27 #28
Grokenstein Feb 27 #25
BootinUp Feb 27 #29
CaptainTruth Feb 27 #30
LakeArenal Feb 27 #32
CaptainTruth Feb 27 #31
Kid Berwyn Feb 28 #34
Bengus81 Feb 28 #35

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 07:14 AM

2. Former TV Actor is More Like It

He’s gonna have a tough time making it to auditions from jail.

Also, SAG/AFTRA doesn’t take kindly to insurrectionist members in its union.

Bye, Felicia.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 08:42 AM

7. Former free man decribes him now.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 09:05 AM

11. He's got an IMDB page... I never heard of him (or anything he's been in).

I'd only ever heard of "Friday Night Lights" being a movie... but was unaware that it was a TV series too.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1588234/

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 10:11 AM

14. It was actually a really good TV show.

It was on NBC for four years, and then I think it moved to Hulu for a season.

I was a big fan, but I don't recall ever seeing this guy in it. But as the show took place in two high schools, and it aired in the 2000s, he probably just appeared as a random kid in the hallway.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 12:17 PM

23. His credits are nothing but bit parts

and starting roles in his own vanity projects. Must come from a rich family.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 05:29 PM

36. Jesus...is nearly everyone of those fucks from the DALLAS area??

Sure seems that way...........

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 07:20 AM

3. LOL.. former college classmate now an FBI Special Agent helped identify him.....


Throw away the key!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 08:14 AM

4. I wonder how many of these perps will get off

due to fame or MAGA-seeded juries. Maybe they could try them all by administrative judge? Yeah I know, civil rights, but what about this whole insurrection movement as being an internal political civil war?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 11:47 AM

20. And if...

Benedict Conald manages to actually "steal" the presidency in 2024, expect all of these seditionist to receive pardons for any Federal offenses.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 08:39 AM

5. If he had trouble getting work before, he'll definitely have it now.

Maybe he can put on play productions in prison. 🙄

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 08:40 AM

6. Numbskull. eom

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 08:50 AM

8. 'Ain't he got a purdy mouf?'

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 10:44 AM

16. Cuz prison rape is funny.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 01:12 PM

26. I dunno...

Does prison rape qualify as “legitimate rape”? Because the body has ways of shutting that down.

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Response to mmbrevo (Reply #26)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 01:20 PM

27. I guess that's what makes it so funny. Nothing more amusing than using convicted felons ...

... to be our instrument of unconstitutional nonjudicial punishment. Maybe we can up the entertainment factor if he gets shanked.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 08:52 AM

9. maybe he can join an acting group in prison....he is kinda cute. Will be popular....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 09:04 AM

10. I don't think the rioters expected such a thorough investigation.

Or their buddies turning them in.

I hope those still running about are

scared spitless of the new liberal gov s

interpretation of traitors actions during extreme crisis.

What type of retribution.......?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 09:32 AM

12. Lock him up

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 01:00 PM

33. I agree

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 09:57 AM

13. Also obviously trying to hide balding

Eyes are very lopsided.

Could have gotten some villain roles before he did this.

He thought he had the looks of a leading man. Poor deluded thing.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 10:13 AM

15. Coffee? He looks more like a teabag...

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:29 AM

37. LMAO !!! nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 10:48 AM

17. Thank you FBI for taking this trash out of circulation



Another one bites the dust

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 12:18 PM

24. FBI, thank you!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 11:03 AM

18. Love seeing all these psychos rounded up.

This is the DU member formerly known as BusyBeingBest.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 11:25 AM

19. Someone should try and add those photos from the insurrection to his IMDB page

We could all take turns suggesting captions.

Here he is playing the role of a deluded traitor in the 2021 production of "I did it for Q".

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 11:49 AM

21. "Coffee has had one-off parts in several TV shows"


From the C list to the C block.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 12:02 PM

22. The Texas Monthly has a story on this guy. . .

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 01:50 PM

28. Thanks! Article Highly Recommended!

Coffee told me that he never saw Officer Fanone in distress, and that he went to the head of the crowd to try to de-escalate the situation. On video, Coffee can be seen lingering in the battle zone and at one point appears to yell at rioters to “stop.” But moments after, he picks up a crutch another protester had been wielding and holds it above his head, before lowering his shoulders and ramming into multiple officers.

Video footage analyzed by the New York Times also shows that, seconds before Coffee charges the officers, rioter Rosanne Boyland lies collapsed on the ground near his feet. The paper concluded that a protester holding a crutch—a man
Texas Monthly can identify as Coffee—made it “virtually impossible for officers to give her aid, if they were able to notice her at all.” Coffee later told me he noticed a woman resembling Boyland who was trapped beneath the crowd at one point, but insisted he was unable to calm those around him enough to rescue her. By the time he pushed into police, he said, neither he nor the officers were aware of Boyland’s exact location. “If I had known she was nearby I would’ve grabbed them and said, ‘Let’s help this woman,’” he said. “But it was just confusion and chaos.”


Ah, so many shining knights "just trying to help" in the middle of this insurrectionist lynch mob.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 12:59 PM

25. "Mongo only pawn in game of life."

Apologies to Alex Karras (yeah, that was Alex Karras in Blazing Saddles, I didn't recognize him either).

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 03:10 PM

29. He's got that look

You know, lights are on but nobody’s home.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 03:11 PM

30. I read this & thought he was in the show "Dallas"

As I always say, I'm a little slow but I get there eventually.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #30)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 06:36 PM

32. Me, too. Then he's 41... Was he a baby in Dallas?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 03:14 PM

31. This shows why I should never be a parent.

If I had a son named Luke Coffee his middle name would be Warm.

And he would hate me for it forever.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 04:36 PM

34. Particularly heinous bastard.

Guy pretended to need a crutch to walk and then used it as a weapon, beating an officer who was on the ground.

Send Luke Coffee to Gitmo.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 04:50 PM

35. Boy...those tough asses NOW have the most ridicoulous stories to try and explain it all away.....

You'd think those snowflakes would say..... HELL YES I was in the Capitol trying to overturn the Guberment for my Fuehrer.

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