Teenager in hiding after reporting father for Capitol riots involvement

A teenager from Texas has gone into hiding. After reporting his father to the FBI for his part in the Capitol riots.

Teenager in hiding after reporting father for Capitol riots involvement: The New York Times reported that Jackson Reffitt, 18, contacted the FBI about his father, Guy Reffitt, ahead of the riots. Guy Reffitt has been arrested for his involvement in the attack on the US Capitol building on 6th January. Guy, 48, has ties to an extremist malitia group according to the FBI and also owns two firearms.

Later, his arrest came after footage from the riots identified him. The FBI affidavit also told how his children were alarmed upon his return from the attack. He allegedly told them. “if you turn me in, you’re a traitor and you know what happens to traitors…traitors get shot.” He has been charged with unlawful entry to the Government building. Inciting a riot and threatening his family. Jackson Reffitt told The Times “I put my emotions behind me to do what I thought was right.”

He added that he didn’t regret doing it. And was unsure if his father knew it was him. He added “I am afraid for him to know. Not for my life or anything, but for what he might think.” When asked by the newspaper where he was living he declined to say. As he is in fear for his safety. He finished off by saying “I didn’t know what he was going to do. So I just did anything possible just to be on the safe side.”

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