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FILE - In this May 16, 2013, file photo, House Transportation and Infrastructure Full Committee member Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The debate over the effectiveness of self-imposed term limits arose again when Mullin appeared noncommittal about leaving Congress in 2018 despite a pledge to serve only serve six years. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

A man was arrested for allegedly stealing from a congressman’s desk


A man has been charged for breaking into Rep. Markwayne Mullin’s (R-OK) House office in Washington, D.C. and stealing the lawmaker’s personal items, according to NBC Washington.

NBC Washington reported Monday that prosecutors charged Edgardo Javier Ramon with unlawful entry and theft for the July 24 incident.

Police records reportedly show Ramon stole commemorative coins a “personalized” container from Mullin’s desk in the Longworth House Office Building.

Mike Stopp, who is Mullin’s spokesman, said that the lawmaker was not present during the alleged theft in his office.

Some Twitter users on Monday poked fun at Ramon’s alleged theft, noting the items he is accused of targeting.

Other people on the social media platform criticized the media for covering the incident, arguing there are more important matters nationwide.

Stopp said that the stolen coins were “challenge coins” gifted to Mullin, who has often distributed similar tokens to his constituents.

Ramon’s attorney declined to comment on his case, and court records show he pleaded not guilty to the theft charge against him.

Ramon reportedly has a history of encounters with federal law enforcement.

Ramon was reportedly arrested in March, for example, and charged with defacing a statue in Lafayette Park in D.C. with a black sharpie marker.

Secret Service agents then arrested Ramon several days later for violating a stay away order from the White House.

Court records reportedly show Ramon was seen on the 1400 block of New York Avenue, a violation of court orders he stay away from areas near the building.

Prosecutors said Ramon also violated a stay away order from Capitol grounds by entering Mullin’s office, and he has been charged with contempt of court for the act.

Ramon is one of 23 people charged by federal prosecutors in D.C. for breaching security or breaking stay away orders from the Capitol or the White House since January 2014.

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