An arrest warrant has been issued for Anthime Joseph Gionet, a notorious U.S. Capitol rioter and white supremacist livestreamer who goes by the alias “Baked Alaska” for failing to appear at a Scottsdale City Court hearing where prosecutors sought to revoke his pre-trial release and filed new charges against him, The Daily Beast reports.
Gionet “faces new charges in Arizona after allegedly defacing a Hanukkah display at the state capitol.” Prosecutors in Maricopa County charged the right-wing social media personality with two misdemeanor charges for criminal damage and attempted criminal damage, The Daily Beast reported.
Court documents obtained by The Daily Beast allege that on Dec. 19, 2020, Gionet “did deface” a Hanukkah exhibit. In a video viewed by the Phoenix New Times before it was deleted, Gionet showed himself tearing down a “Happy Hanukkah” sign on a menorah in front of the state capitol. “No more ‘Happy Hanukkah,’ only ‘Merry Christmas,’” Gionet said in the footage, according to the report.
Gionet last appeared in court in March when he petitioned federal prosecutors to remove his ankle monitor because “I’m a Christian.”
According to the Daily Beast, Gionet was found guilty of misdemeanor assault earlier this month for pepper-spraying a security guard at an Arizona bar as the man tried to eject him. Footage from Gionet’s livestream of that incident was also used as evidence at his trial.