A New York man accused of taking part within the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol carried out by supporters of then-President Donald Trump was arrested after allegedly bragging about it on the Bumble courting app.
“I did storm the Capitol,” boasted Robert Chapman, aka Robert Erick, based on Thursday court filings. “I made it all the way into the Statuary Hall!”
But the particular person on the opposite finish wasn’t amused.
“We are not a match,” they replied, and contacted authorities with a screenshot of the dialog:
NBC New York reports Chapman was arrested and charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct on restricted authorities property.
The court docket paperwork additionally embody photographs taken from social media together with this one, taken contained in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, simply as he’d stated on Bumble:
The court docket filings state that Chapman was seen on police body-cam footage taken throughout the assault, and Chapman filmed his personal video from contained in the Capitol.
“I’M FUCKIN INSIDE THE CRAPITOL!!!” he posted on Facebook below the identify Robert Erick, based on the paperwork.
Prosecutors stated in separate court docket filings on Thursday that greater than 400 suspects have been arrested up to now in reference to the Jan. 6 rebel, based on Reuters.
They anticipate at the very least 100 extra arrests.
“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,” they stated in court docket filings.
Last week, Jon Schaffer, a founding member of the Oath Keepers militia, pleaded responsible and is reportedly cooperating with investigators.
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