FBI working to track down Butler woman ID’d by magazine as involved in Capitol riots

BUTLER, Pa. — The FBI is working to track down a Butler woman identified as having participated in the storming of the U.S. Capitol.

“The New Yorker” reporter Ronan Farrow said a woman in a pink winter hat caught on video and in numerous pictures is now “a fugitive from the FBI.”

The FBI is putting up picture after picture of the woman and her pink hat on social media, asking for the public’s help to find her. She’s originally from Butler County and homeschools her eight children.

Channel 11 is not reporting the woman’s name since she has not been officially charged.

Paula Keswick, the owner of Cherish Creamery in Jefferson County, said she knows the woman in the photos. She said she stopped working with her in the fall after the woman refused to wear a mask.

“At all the events we do, to be a vendor at these events, you have to wear a mask. And she refused to wear a mask so she was barred from doing a lot of the events,” Keswick said.

Keswick said she spoke with the woman this week and she admitted to being at the Capitol but denied participating in any violence.

“Turn yourself in,” Keswick said. “She’s got to do something to make this right.”