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Feds: PA Woman Taunted Photojournalist During Assault At Capitol Riot

Capitol Rioters, left to right: Pauline Bauer, unidentified man, Sandy Pomeroy Weyer.
Capitol Rioters, left to right: Pauline Bauer, unidentified man, Sandy Pomeroy Weyer. Photo Credit: US DOJ

A Pennsylvania woman who harassed a female New York Times Photojournalist has been arrested for her involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot.

While federal agents and the US Department of Justice were investigating fellow Pennsylvanian rioter Pauline Bauer, details emerged about her friend Sandy Pomeroy Weyer, of Mechanicsburg.

Weyer was arrested Monday after witnesses identified her to officials and she posted numerous self-incriminating statements, photos and videos to her social media accounts.

A search warrant was submitted by the US DOJ via the Law Enforcement Facebook Portal on March 16.

Facebook returned the requested data, including videos and photographs of a woman-- who appeared to be Weyer-- both outside and inside the Capitol during the riot.

Facebook responded to a Jan. 29 subpoena by releasing records to a phone number affiliated with Weyer's accounts.

She closed her first account named "Sandy Pomeroy Weyer" Jan 9, as she had opened a new account named "Sandy Sue" on Jan 8, using the same phone number, according to court documents.

In addition to being pictured with Bauer in multiple photos posted on Facebook, and being identified as friends by witnesses, the two women were also friends on Facebook, where they chatted about the riot.

Pauline Bauer was arrested and charged in May for her role in the riot.

Weyer-- also commented on photos confirming she was there.

The FBI also alleged that Weyer filmed and taunted a female photojournalist from the New York Times as her camera was forcibly taken by four men on the stairs near the East Rotunda.

Weyer can be heard in the video yelling, "Get her the f*ck out...Get her out, mace her!" according to the affidavit.

Facebook took down her videos for violating their terms of service on both accounts, according to the FBI.

Weyer posted publicly that she wanted to repost them to show she was “right up front” during the siege.

Weyer has been charged with knowingly entering a restricted building, disrupting the orderly conduct of government business, disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and impeding Congress.

She has not been charged for harassing the photojournalist at the time of publishing.

Out of 400 arrests, 49 of the charged Capitol rioters are from Pennsylvania-- more than any other state.

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