PHOENIX — The halfway-house companions of “QAnon Shaman” Jacob Chansley told The Post on Sunday they had no idea the bearded man they live with was the horned-headdress-wearing Jan. 6 rioter.
“What? He put on the horns? Holy s–t,” Ernesto Leyva, Chansley’s roommate, said through the gates of the Phoenix property.
Chansley, the tattooed 35-year-old poster boy of the 2021 US Capitol riots, has quietly settled in at the federal facility after getting out of the FCI Stafford federal prison last week in Arizona, where he served 27 months of a 48-month sentence.
“He’s quiet and [keeps] to himself,” Leyva told The Post, adding that the famed horn-wearing protestor is “alright.”
Chansley — who Leyva said lives in a room with six other people — was holding a coffee tumbler and wearing a shirt that read, “Stand for something or fall for anything” when he left the place Sunday morning.
He ignored questions from reporters, as has been his habit while staying in his top-floor unit at the 70-bed Phoenix Residential Reentry Center.
Another resident, Shywanna Grimes, told The Post she wasn’t aware who Chansley was, either.
“I didn’t know that,” Grimes said. “I just got out [from behind bars]. I didn’t watch TV.”
She said Chansley has been nice, noting he waves to her and says hello.
“We all have a background,” said Grimes, 34, who was imprisoned for smuggling. “We are all human. We all make mistakes. We are not perfect.”
Grimes said the facility hosts both men and women: Women stay on the first floor, men on the second. Residents must request passes to leave the premises, she added.
Chansley of Phoenix pleaded guilty before Congress in September 2021 to obstructing an official proceeding in connection with the riots, which exploded when rabid supporters of former President Trump besieged the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Chansley, whose lawyer has said suffers from mental-health problems, must stay at the halfway house until May 25.
His mother, Martha, told The Post on Friday that her son is “doing well,” despite the jail-like conditions the halfway house has imposed upon him.
“He can’t go visit anybody,” she said. “I don’t even get to visit him.”
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