Florida man who struck a cop with fire extinguisher and threw a wooden pole and plank at officers during Capitol riot is jailed for FIVE years – the stiffest sentence for January 6 so far
- Robert Palmer, 54, from Largo, Florida, was sentenced to 63 months in jail for his involvement in the January 6 riot
- He reportedly threw a fire extinguisher, wooden boards and a pole at Metropolitan Police
- He was given the harshest sentence so far connected to January 6, with the next longest being 41 months
The Florida man who sprayed police officers with a fire extinguisher before throwing it at them during the Capitol riot has been given the harshest sentence yet – more than five years – for his actions on January 6.
Robert Palmer, 54, from Largo, Florida, was sentenced on Friday to 63 months in jail for his involvement in the January 6 riot, where he assaulted police officers with a fire extinguisher and hurled wooden boards at them.
The sentencing memo, written by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Juman, detailed how Palmer had pushed himself to the front of the crowd and had thrown wooden boards at police before retreating after being pepper sprayed.
He later returned with a five-foot pole that he hurled at police. He could also be seen in pictures taken during the riot holding a ‘Biden is a Pedophile’ sign.
He was given almost two years more then the next longest sentence of 41 months, which went to Jacob Chansley, 34, known as ‘QAnon Shaman,’ who famously wore a horned headdress and went shirtless at the Capitol.