Man arrested for Capitol riots leaves people baffled with bizarre choice of court appearance outfit

Isobel van Hagen
Wednesday 13 January 2021 17:43
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In the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection last week, law enforcement are arresting rioters who were involved. This included 34-year-old Aaron Mostofsky, who drew attention at the time while wearing fur pelts and holding walking stick.

But after Mostofsky was taken into custody by the FBI on Tuesday as part of a national manhunt to identify members of the mob, one thing in particular caught people’s attention.

“We got Aaron Mostofsky leaving Brooklyn Federal Court wearing Star Wars pajamas (and presumably a GPS monitor on his ankle),” New York Daily News reporter Noah Goldberg tweeted, along with a photo showing Mostofsky wearing Star Wars-themed pyjamas.

“You may not recognize him without his pelt,” Goldberg jokingly added.

“Grogu doesn’t deserve this,” one person commented, referencing the baby Yodas on his pyjamas. “You're no Jedi,” another person wrote.

Mostofsky, the son of a Brooklyn judge, has been hit with multiple charges, including theft of government property, unlawful entry and disorderly conduct.

In court on Tuesday, prosecutors said they were “deeply troubled” by the allegations against Mostofsky but he was released from custody on a $100,000 bond. If he is convicted, he could face up to ten years in prison.

But beyond all of that, it seems like Mostofsky is not capable of wearing a normal outfit, as one person jokingly wrote, “I love that all these guys got very classy for court”. 

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