According to the criminal complaint, when police overtook Tarrio on the arrest warrant for destroying the Black Lives Matter mark, officers found two unloaded magazines with the Proud Boys logo in his pocket, each with a capacity of 30 rounds for AR-15 or M4 Weapons in style.
According to a police report, Tarrio said he was selling the clips and the ones he was wearing were bought by a customer. “I had a customer who bought these two magazines and they were returned because the address was wrong,” said Tarrio, according to court records. “And I contacted him and he says, ‘I’ll be in DC,’ so I say, ‘Okay, I’ll bring her to you.’ So that I can show you evidence … “I can give you, like my bills and the like, and like the USPS shipping label. “
He was arrested in a tunnel near the Capitol before major right-wing protests are likely to gather in DC, according to Tarrio’s online posts: “The ProudBoys will appear in record numbers on January 6, but this time with a twist. They said they spread incognito.
Tarrio’s lawyer did not immediately respond to an email asking for comment.