Bundy Bodyguard ‘Fluffy Unicorn’ Arrested in Arizona

AP

Ammon Bundy’s bodyguard from the early days of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge standoff has been arrested for an outstanding warrant in Maricopa County, Arizona, according to a report from E and E Publishing.

Brian Cavalier, pictured second from left wearing a green scarf, had served as the occasional muscle man for the Bundy family as far back as the 2014 standoff in Nevada when he protected Cliven Bundy at his ranch. During his time in Oregon, Cavalier went by the code name “Fluffy Unicorn” at the refuge.

According to E and E Publishing, local officials would not release details of the Monday arrest, but did confirm that Cavalier was not arrested on federal charges.

Cavalier had been masquerading at the compound as a former marine, but a Daily Mail story set that record straight. Instead of serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Cavalier was a tattoo artist with a few DUIs on the record.

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