Capitol rioter turned in by match on Bumble after bragging about insurrection

A man who was arrested for participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol was turned in by someone he matched with on the dating app Bumble.

An unnamed individual provided a tip to law enforcement about Robert Chapman of Carmel, N.Y., roughly one week after the riot, according to an FBI affidavit.

The individual said they were texting with Chapman on Bumble. According to a screenshot provided by the individual, Chapman, who goes by “Robert” on the app, says, “I did storm the Capitol.”


“I made it all the way to Statuary Hall,” he texted the individual.

He also bragged of doing interviews with The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.

“We are not a match,” Chapman’s match responded.

“I suppose not,” he responded.

Chapman was arrested on Thursday and is charged with two counts of entering on remaining on restricted buildings or grounds, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

According to NBC 4 in New York, he had a virtual court hearing on Thursday afternoon and was ordered released from his own recognizance.


In addition to the Bumble chat, the FBI also reviewed body camera footage from the Metropolitan Police Department, which showed him located inside of Statuary Hall filming activity inside the Capitol with his phone.

The FBI also found a Facebook page, on which a woman posted a photo of Chapman inside of Statuary Hall.

Another page that was later identified as Chapman’s commented on the photos, calling critics a “bunch of little bitch trolls.”

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