At eighteen years of age, Bruno Joseph Cua has already gotten himself into a lot of trouble. Here he is in the Capitol itself on January 6.
Right-wing garbage outlets like American Greatness want you to think that his youthful indiscretion was just a little rambunctious and harmless. In reality, they're ignoring the fact that Cua has been denied bond because he assaulted a Federal officer:
[prosecutor Ryan] Buchanan, however, told the court that Cua had a history of belligerent behavior. He said the government has letters from people who allege Cua terrorized and harassed people in his neighborhood going back years.
In one incident, according to Buchanan, Cua allegedly tailgated a person with political stickers supporting Democrats while blaring his air horn and flashing his lights. Then he cut the other driver off. On the stand, Joseph Cua dismissed the neighbors as “a bit spiteful.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution learned of another incident Dec. 8 when Cua sped around the parking lot of Birmingham Falls Elementary School in a pickup flying a large Trump flag. His father filmed him, as Cua’s younger brother and friends watched. According to the police, the air horn violated the city’s ordinance against public disturbances, and he was issued a citation.
On Jan. 3, two days before Cua and his parents drove to Washington, Cua was cited with a warning for trespassing in Milton’s White Columns subdivision. The subdivision’s security guard said Cua jumped the gate and was “disrespectful and using profanity” when confronted by the homeowners association president.
Cua was arrested by the FBI Feb. 5 when he went to pay the citation for the public disturbance incident.