Apr 23, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Capitol rioter arrested after Bumble match turns him in


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New York resident Robert Chapman was arrested on Thursday after someone he'd spoken to on the dating app "Bumble" tipped off law enforcement that he'd been involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol siege, the Washington Post reports.

The state of play: Chapman told his Bumble match that he "did storm the capitol" and "made it all the way to Statuary Hall." His potential partner responded, "We are not a match," and then alerted the police.

  • The FBI said Chapman also posted about his involvement in the siege on Facebook.
  • Champman is now one of hundreds of individuals who've been arrested over Jan. 6. He's been charged with trespassing and disrupting government operations.
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