San Francisco Bay Area Violent Crime

Gilroy Woman Charged for Allegedly Invading Capitol During Insurrection

Gilroy Woman Charged for Allegedly Invading Capitol During Insurrection

Gilroy Woman Charged for Allegedly Invading Capitol During Insurrection

Gilroy Woman Charged for Allegedly Invading Capitol During Insurrection

Gilroy – A Gilroy woman has been charged with invading the Capitol after she posted videos on Facebook showing her taking part in the insurrection, authorities said.

“We’re getting in!” Mariposa Castro said on one of her videos on Jan. 6, the day a riotous mob invaded the building.

An FBI affidavit said Castro was quickly identified with the help of her social media, including her Facebook page as well the Instagram account for her business, the Yoga Studio and Tea Lounge in Gilroy.

At one point, Castro yells, “Let’s go! Let’s go in! Let’s go!” according to the affidavit.

The FBI says she recorded herself handing her belongings to someone before clambering into the Capitol building through a window.

“I’m going in,” Castro said, according to the FBI. “We’re inside the Capitol house. We got inside the Capitol!”

Another picture taken from another video shows Castro holding her phone up recording the insurrection, the FBI said.

“This is the ultimate combination of bad choices,” said KTVU legal analyst Michael Cardoza.

“To draw a big, yellow circle around yourself and say, ‘Hey feds, here I am, look at me, come get me.’ Well, you know what? They’re gonna come and get you,” Cardoza said.

A federal public defender assigned to her case did not respond to a request for comment Friday.

Tipsters told the FBI that Castro’s been drawing attention to herself for a while as a Trump supporter. Photos of her on Facebook have been circulating on social media, especially after the riot at the Capitol.

Castro is at least the second Bay Area resident to be charged in the riot. Daniel Goodwyn, a self-proclaimed member of the Proud Boys and a San Francisco web developer, was also identified with the help of video footage, authorities said.

The FBI said Castro left the Capitol after police sprayed the crowd with chemicals. According to federal agents, she said on her video, “This is too much” and “I’m getting out” but later added, “This is war.”

NOTICE: All persons depicted are presumed to be innocent unless proven to be guilty in a court of law. The and notations appearing on this are TRADEMARKS and NOT an expression of fact or opinion.

AVISO: Todas las personas representadas son presumidas de ser inocente a menos que resultara culpable en un tribunal de justicia. y anotaciones que aparecen en este sitio son MARCAS REGISTRADAS y NO una expresión de hecho o de opinión.

COMMENT ADVISEMENT: We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.

AVISO DE COMENTARIO: Damos la bienvenida a tus pensamientos, pero por el bien de todos los lectores, por favor abstenerse de la utilización de obscenidades, ataques personales o insultos racistas. Todos los comentarios están sujetos a nuestros términos y condiciones del servicio, y podrá ser retirado. Reincidentes pueden perder privilegios comentar.


Fugitive Watch was founded in 1992 by two San Jose police officers, Steve Ferdin and Scott Castruita. Fugitive Watch is a reality-based television show, newspaper and website, We can also be found on social media such as InstagramFacebook, and Twitter. The mission of Fugitive Watch is to make Your community safer by helping law enforcement fight crime. Fugitive Watch brings the community, local business, and law enforcement together to solve crimes, apprehend wanted fugitives and provide education and crime prevention information to the community.

Business and private sponsorship help Fugitive Watch empower the community to strike back at crime from the safety of their living rooms. Fugitive Watch has been credited by law enforcement with over several 2,890 crimes solved or fugitives apprehended. Fugitive Watch also helps improve the safety of police officers by locating fugitives for law enforcement so they can more safely arrest them rather than unexpectedly running across them through extremely dangerous routine “chance encounters”. As law enforcement officers know all too well, These “chance encounters” have resulted in countless officer injuries and deaths.

Leave a Comment