The son of a Brooklyn judge was involved in an attempted takeover of the Capitol

The son of a Brooklyn judge was involved in an attempted takeover of the Capitol

The son of a prominent Brooklyn judge advertised his “caveman” costume to his friend during last week’s Capitol riots. His picture became a viral meme, according to new court documents.

Federal agents took the unusual step of including an Instagram post in their documentation showing Aaron Mostofsky, 34, showing his participation in the riot that led to the attempted takeover of the Capitol. He will now be tried on four charges, including theft of government property, trespassing in a restricted area and disorderly conduct. That said, Aaron Mostofsky himself is the son of Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Mostofsky.

He was captured on video taken by The Post inside the Capitol building, dressed in fur skins and holding a cane, as well as wearing a bulletproof vest and a riot shield belonging to the U.S. Capitol Police. Mostofsky told The Post in a video that “the election was stolen,” insisting that “75 million people voted for Trump.”

Five people died in protests and riots on the Capitol grounds last Wednesday.