The Antifa safety guard allegedly being probed in the deadly shooting of a President Trump supporter in Portland was abusive to his mom and leeched off the household, the man’s sister stated in an interview — including that she has acquired dying threats.
April Reinoehl, 36, who recognized Michael Forest Reinoehl to police after the shooting, informed the Every day Mail at her Oregon house that her brother had been estranged from the household for 3 years after verbally abusing their dementia-stricken mom, a retired instructing assistant.
Police sources have stated that Reinoehl — who proudly calls himself “100% Antifa” — is being investigated for Saturday’s deadly shooting of Aaron “Jay” Danielson, 39, a man who had simply been half of a caravan of vehicles supporting Trump.
His sister informed the information outlet that she acquired dying threats and dozens of threatening cellphone calls and messages the day after the shooting — some from members of the right-wing group Patriot Participant that Danielson had joined for a protest.
“At 7:50 a.m. I bought woken up by a cellphone name from anyone who thought I used to be my mother,” April informed the Every day Mail. “They named our tackle and stated, ‘Your brother is a assassin and we all know you’re hiding him. When you don’t flip him over to the police unhealthy issues will occur. Your entire household is in hazard.’”
She added: “My mother has dementia and stress-induced seizures. This might have actually killed her if that they had discovered her. Once I tried to purpose with them they stored shouting, screaming the identical factor till I hung up on them.”
The distraught sister stated the threats stored pouring in because the household, together with her husband, was contacted on social media.
“One message stated, ‘Patriot Prayer says whats up,’ with an image of me despatched to my husband. It was very threatening,” April stated.
Reinoehl had been in a “downward spiral” and racking up money owed for a number of years after he stopped incomes cash from his skilled snowboarding profession, April informed the outlet.
“He was this nebulous determine who popped in and out of our lives, often demanding cash from our mother, and if she didn’t have it he’d guilt her till she did — not that she had cash to offer,” she stated. “We have been a poor household rising up, however she all the time gave to him.”
April stated her brother by no means even paid her again after she lent him her grandmother’s inheritance cash when she was 12.
“I finally gave up attempting as a result of I noticed this sample that he solely reaches out to us when he needs one thing from us — both, ‘Watch my youngsters without spending a dime,’ ‘give me cash,’ or telling us he ought to inherit the household property.
“He stated. ‘I’ll take care of the property and take care of mother, you need to go away,’” she continued. “This is identical man who solely ever talks to her when he needs one thing from her, makes her cry if she will be able to’t give it to him by guilting her, shaming her. All types of bullying and abusive tactic he may assume of, that’s what he would do together with her.”
April additionally described how her brother’s marriage ended in a “grotesque” divorce that upended his youngsters’ lives.
“His relationship along with his spouse took a swan dive. There was a large, brutal custody battle between the 2 of them. All types of nastiness that might occur between either side, did,” she informed the Every day Mail, including that he shares custody of his youngsters.
In June, he and his 17-year-old son have been charged with DUIs after allegedly racing on a freeway at excessive speeds, she stated.
In 2017, the household came upon Reinoehl had been stealing their mom’s treatment, April stated.
“The one purpose I hadn’t written him off greater than three years in the past is as a result of I knew it might break her coronary heart to know her youngsters have been that estranged,” she stated. “His conduct turned much more verbally violent when he came upon he wasn’t getting any extra from mother.”
She added that she had by no means recognized her brother to be bodily violent, and didn’t know if he owned a handgun.
April informed the outlet that she informed police she acknowledged her brother from the distinctive tattoo on his neck.
“It’s been confirmed that he did get that ridiculous tattoo. Does he have any mind cells in any respect? That’s such an simply identifiable factor. How are you going to say, ‘It’s not me in these photos?’” she stated.
“To the household of Aaron Danielson, I’m so, so sorry this occurred to you. He didn’t deserve this, no one does,” April stated.