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Capitol rioter arrested after dating app match contacts FBI

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

A man who took part in the Capitol Riot in January has been arrested after one of his matches on a dating app turned him in to the FBI when he confessed to storming the capitol.

According to the report, Robert Chapman of New York bragged to one of his Bumble matches in a series of texts that he took part in the Capitol Riot on January 6th. In the message, Chapman reportedly said “I did storm the Capitol” and that he “made it all the way into Statuary Hall.” Chapman then told the match at he was also interviewed by members of the media.

The match told Chapman that they did not believe they were “a match” and took screenshots of the conversation. The user then contacted the FBI and turned over the screenshots.

After reviewing the messages they were given and comparing Chapman’s profile photo to Capitol Police bodycam footage, the FBI found that Chapman’s story was true.

He has since been charged with four misdemeanors.