Missouri woman seen with Pelosi sign charged in connection with Capitol riots

A Missouri woman seen with a fractured sign belonging to House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Defense: Capitol Police may ask National Guard to stay | Biden's Pentagon policy nominee faces criticism | Naval Academy midshipmen moved to hotels Top Republican: 'Outrageous' to extend National Guard deployment at Capitol Progressives won't oppose bill over limits on stimulus checks MORE (D-Calif.) has been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol. 

Emily Hernandez was hit with five charges on Friday in connection with the riot, according to a court documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

According to an affidavit, at least three individuals submitted tips to the FBI to identify Hernandez, who was allegedly seen in a widely circulated video by U.K.-based network ITV News.


The video showed rioters storming the Capitol, and about two and a half minutes in, they are seen streaming in and out of a room with a curved entryway and wooden sign above the doorway that reads, "Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi."

A few seconds later, a female with brown hair, round sunglasses, and a white and gray winter hat can be seen standing near the same office, but the sign is missing from the door. The person then appears to hold up a broken engraved piece of wood in which the words “the House” and “Nancy” are clearly visible. 

Hernandez is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds; disorderly conduct that impedes the conduct of government business; stealing, selling, conveying or disposing of anything of value to the United States; disruptive conduct in the Capitol; and parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol.

Court records do not indicate if Hernandez has been arrested.

Hernandez's charges are part of dozens that have been doled out as law enforcement across the country races to find rioters who breached the Capitol. The mob that descended on the building Jan. 6 sought to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot FireEye finds evidence Chinese hackers exploited Microsoft email app flaw since January Biden officials to travel to border amid influx of young migrants MORE’s Electoral College victory.

Lawmakers were forced to evacuate as rioters broke windows, defaced statues and ransacked offices, including Pelosi’s. Five people died as a result of the riot, including a Capitol Police officer.