Mother’s comment may have led to New Jersey man's Capitol breach arrest

A comment by a New Jersey man's mother may have led to his arrest for allegedly participating in the Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol.

News 12 Staff

May 7, 2021, 9:40 AM

Updated 1,117 days ago

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A comment by a New Jersey man's mother may have led to his arrest for allegedly participating in the Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol.
Robert Lee Petrosh, of Mays Landing, is charged with disorderly conduct in a restricted building and other offenses.
A criminal complaint filed Wednesday says the FBI received a tip that Petrosh had been in the Capitol building that day.
The tipster's grandmother allegedly heard the information from Petrosh's mother. An FBI task force member who knows Petrosh also allegedly confirmed his identity.
Petrosh has been released on $50,000 bond. An attorney representing Petrosh says he will plead not guilty.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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