On Monday, a message left at Mooney-Watertown Condon’s phone number was not returned. Attempts to locate Rafael Rondon were unsuccessful right away.
Those who took part in the Capitol riot documented it extensively. To find the suspects, law enforcement used images from the participants’ social media accounts.
According to a statement of facts documented by an unnamed FBI special agent, the mother and son were found thanks to a tip to the FBI.
According to the paper, Mooney-Rondon admits to being in both the Capitol and Pelosi’s conference room on the day of the rioting. She allegedly gave a man gloves or a scarf so he could grab the laptop without leaving a trace.
The records describe her as adding, “He asked, he said, give me — I don’t know if it was gloves or a scarf I was wearing — and as I said, he scared me.”
Her son told FBI officials that the machine had an ethernet connection.
“If my memory serves me well, the guy was about to take it out. According to the affidavit, Mooney-Rondon added, “I’m like, guy, don’t do that, I mean that’s, that’s just the computer, you can’t take the cables out, it’ll wreck everything.”
Mooney-Rondon then claimed to have seen the man place the computer in his backpack. According to the affidavit, her son told investigators that he believes he pushed the computer “in his backpack a little bit using a glove since he didn’t want his fingerprints on it.”
He is stated in the paper as saying, “So I supported him a little bit, and that was probably silly of me.”
She and her son then went to the Senate Gallery, but when they saw it was swamped with protesters, they exited the building.
According to the FBI agent’s statement, Rafael Rondon told police that he and his mother travelled the metro into Washington on Jan. 6 “because I’m not taking my car into the city which, the Capitol building I’m about to break into.”
According to the paper, both mother and son agreed they were the ones depicted in images taken at the Capitol during the riots and provided by the FBI.
The FBI raided Paul and Marilyn Hueper’s Homer, Alaska, business in late April. They were in Washington for then-President Donald Trump’s rally, which preceded the Capitol breach, but claimed they didn’t take part in it. It was a case of mistaken identity, according to Marilyn Hueper.
The two women appeared to have identical hairstyles and wore the same black coat in photos taken on the same day.
When an FBI agent came at the boutique resort, they claimed to be seeking for Nancy Pelosi’s laptop, according to Hueper. “But that still leaves the question of why you’re here unanswered. Hueper subsequently told The Associated Press that she told agents, “Or in Homer, Alaska.”
A search warrant was obtained for the Alaska residence “based in part on evidence demonstrating that inhabitants (a married couple) trespassed on the ground of the United States Capitol,” according to the FBI statement filed in the case of the New York residents. It also claims that Marilyn Hueper was identified as the person in images taken inside the Capitol during the riot by two people in Homer.
The FBI now believes there is “probable cause” to believe the mother and son are the two people featured in the images, based on their purported admissions to being there and other evidence, according to the paper.
In a text message to The Associated Press, Hueper said, “I feel like a cloud has lifted for sure.” She expressed alarm, however, about the FBI’s and others’ seeming leeway “to run amok over peaceful individuals, and are unconcerned about how their weak investigative skills and hyper aggressive techniques are inflicting harm while on their ‘noble cause’ quests.”
The FBI’s Anchorage office did not respond to a message requesting comment on Monday.