A New York man who participated in the Jan. 6 deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol was arrested after he bragged about his actions on the popular dating site Bumble.
Robert Chapman, 62, from Carmel, N.Y. was arrested and charged with trespassing, along with disorderly conduct on restricted government property.
“I did storm the Capitol,” Chapman embellished on the dating site under the alias Robert Erick, according to court filings on Thursday. “I made it all the way into the Statuary Hall!” He also noted giving interviews to the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal and name dropped the reporters who he shared his thoughts with.
However, his potential match wasn’t thrilled by the conversation starter.
“We are not a match,” they replied and contacted authorities with a screenshot of the chat.
Although, Chapman seems like he wanted notoriety for his pro-Trump rally visit to the Capitol. Court documents say he posted several times to Facebook including telling the world, “I’M F****** INSIDE THE CRAPITOL!!!” and a live video his own narration of the treasonous event.
Police also confirmed they have body cam footage of Chapman inside the Capitol on Jan. 6. He is one of hundreds facing criminal charges for the insurrection.
“The investigation and prosecution of the Capitol attack will likely be one of the largest in American history, both in terms of the number of defendants prosecuted and the nature and volume of the evidence,” FBI officials said in court separate filings.
Chapman isn’t the first to try and impress dates by saying they stormed the Capitol either.
A little more than a week after riot, sites including Bumble, Plenty of Fish, and Tinder began banning users who shared images of themselves inside the Capitol on Jan. 6. The FBI noted an uptick of dating site users sending incriminating admissions and photos of others over the past three months.
‘We Are Not A Match’: Bumble rejection leads to arrest for Capitol rioter was originally published on wbt.com