‘Caveman’ rioter Aaron Mostofsky gets eight months in prison for storming the Capitol

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'Caveman' rioter Aaron Mostofsky gets eight months in prison for storming the Capitol

The “caveman” son of a New York judge has been sentenced to eight months in prison for storming the US Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot.

Aaron Mostofsky, who infamously donned animal pelts and a wooden walking stick during his quest to overturn the 2020 election, was sentenced in Washington, DC on Friday after pleading guilty to felony civil disorder charges and misdemeanor theft and trespassing raps, prosecutors said. 

The 35-year-old will have to undergo a year of supervised release following his prison sentence, complete 200 hours of community service and pay $2,000 in restitution, a judge ruled. 

Mostofsky, the son of Shlomo Mostofsky, a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge and a prominent figure in the Orthodox Jewish community, stole a bulletproof police vest and riot shield after he and dozens of others breached police lines at the Capitol on Jan. 6 last year. 

Amid the chaos, Mostofsky stopped to speak to The Post and said he joined the insurrection “to express my opinion as a free American that this election was stolen.”

“We were cheated,” he told a reporter. 

Aaron Mostofsky photo from Federal criminal complaint.
Aaron Mostofsky has been sentenced to eight months in prison.

“I don’t think 75 million people voted for Trump — I think it was close to 85 million. I think certain states that have been red for a long time turned blue and were stolen, like New York.”

He said elected officials in the building, who were attempting to certify President Joe Biden’s win and had to be evacuated during the breach, “shouldn’t be afraid” of him and the other rioters.

“They should get the courage to do their duty to examine the fraud and maybe delay the election,” he said, as he also criticized COVID-19 restrictions. 

Capitol Hill rioter Aaron Mostofsky.
Aaron Mostofsky stole a bulletproof police vest and riot shield at the Capitol on Jan. 6 last year. 
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Mostofsky planned his caveman outfit ahead of the protest, telling a fellow rioter that “even a caveman knows [the election] was stolen,” prosecutors revealed previously. 

He was busted just days after the riot when FBI agents raided his brother’s home.

He’s one of nearly 800 people who’ve been arrested in connection with the riot, including over 250 suspects charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement, prosecutors said. 

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