Bob’s Burgers Voice Actor Arrested in Connection with Jan. 6th
By: Yufan Wu
Jay Johnson, known for his role as Jimmy Pesto Sr. in the TV show “Bob’s Burgers” was arrested in California on Wednesday and charged with felony obstruction of police officers during the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
The FBI posted on twitter asking for “tips” and many people said they recognized Jay Johnston in pictures from the riot. “I’m no detective, but I do know Jay,” Cassandra Church, who worked on “Harmontown” with Mr. Johnston wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted. “He said he was there. And that’s him in the picture. So…” Police said that three associates of Johnston recognized him in the Jan. 6 pictures.
Johnston was charged on four counts: civil disorder, entering a restricted building, using a shield stolen from the Capitol Police, and joining a group assault on officers defending a tunnel entrance to the building.
Over 1,000 people were charged in connection to the capital riot. Many people were sentenced to 4-5 years in prison. However, the lawyer for Mr. Johnston did not immediately respond to a request for comment.