Federal prosecutors say a man from the Hudson Valley bragged about a dating app he stormed the United States Capitol on January 6 – and that post is part of the reason he was arrested.
They say Robert Chapman texted someone he was texting with on the popular Bumble dating app that said, “I stormed the Capitol” and “I made it to Statuary Hall ! “
This person took a screenshot and contacted the FBI.
News 12 obtained court documents, where federal prosecutors show a track record of how the pipe led the FBI to the Robert’s Bumble photo.
They compared it to screenshots of body camera footage inside the Capitol which they said matched a passport photo of Robert Chapman, who lives in Carmel in 2017.
The FBI found the Facebook page of a “Robert Erick”. Prosecutors say it’s the same person in these body camera footage. Then there was an article about being inside the Capitol.
The FBI says Robert Erick and Robert Chapman are the same.
A man from Mile Square Road in Yonkers, where Chapman previously lived, told News 12 he was shocked the photo was of his former neighbor.
After Chapman allegedly knocked Bumble down on his crimes, the suitor replied that they weren’t a match.
Chapman faces charges of disorderly conduct on Capitol Hill and entering a restricted building without permission.
News 12 contacted Chapman’s lawyer, but he did not respond.
According to News 12’s tally, more than a dozen people from the Hudson Valley have been arrested for their alleged role in the Capitol riots.