A pro-Trump rioter was arrested in New York on Thursday (April 22) after his match on an online dating app told officers that he admitted to his participation in the Capitol insurrection.
via: The Daily Beast
Court filings say the New York man was arrested Thursday after bragging about taking part in the riot to a deeply unimpressed Bumble match, who then handed the messages over to the police. “I did storm the Capitol… I made it all the way to Statuary Hall,” Chapman wrote in the messages one week after the pro-Trump insurrection. His potential date wrote back: “We are not a match.” Then the Bumble user contacted the cops.
According to documents, Chapman didn’t only use Bumble to brag about his actions—he also changed his Facebook picture to a selfie from inside the Capitol.
A New York man, Robert Chapman, has been charged with entering the Capitol on Jan 6. The FBI began investigating Chapman after they got a tip from one of his Bumble matches. The FBI included the Bumble screenshot in the charging documents. pic.twitter.com/ctHHYk44a5
— Daniel Barnes (@dnlbrns) April 22, 2021
He was arrested and charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.