The man’s father is Shlomo Mostofsky, a prominent modern Orthodox figure in Brooklyn and former president of the National Council of Young Israel. He was elected to the Kings County Supreme Court last January with the backing of the Brooklyn Democratic Party.
Neither father nor son returned repeated inquiries from Gothamist. In an interview with the NY Post, Aaron, who declined to give his last name, said that he stormed the building because “the election was stolen,” adding that he found the riot shield on the floor.
(Mostofsky can be seen in photographs standing next to a different man wearing furs and a horned hat, who has been identified as Jake Angeli, an Arizona QAnon supporter. It’s unclear if the outfits are related.)