It feels as if we are watching the movie Dumb and Dumber wrapped into Groundhog Day with a shiny bow on top. It could well make people wary of online dating sites or apps. Check out what this genius did.
A New York man went onto social media and a dating app. There he bragged about storming the Capitol Building on January 6. That pointed the FBI to Robert Chapman’s door where they nabbed him, according to prosecutors.
After FBI agents arrested him on Thursday, NBC reported:
‘[They charged him with] trespassing and disorderly conduct on restricted government property.’
Hoping to impress a woman he met on the dating app Bumble, Chapman bragged:
‘I did storm the capitol [and] made it all the way into Statuary Hall.’
She replied wisely before sending the information to the FBI, The Washington Post reported:
‘We are not a match!’
Chapman did not stop after his Bumble conversation. Another tip from a second individual gave them a photo of Chapman inside of the Capitol Building:
‘My Dear friend and Brostar Robert made it in the Capitol building at the protest yesterday ….Woo Hooooooooo!!!!’
Chapman may have been using the pseudonym, “Robert Erick.” FBI agents believe it was Chapman. “Erick” said:
‘[Are] these are your peers? colleagues? they are a bunch of little b—h trolls. keyboard warriors who don’t do a f—–g thing.’
In addition, he sent more posts prior to the insurrection and during the riot on January 6. The Facebook profile of Robert Erick indicated his itinerary:
‘[T]he rotten apple. Gonna go down to the District of Criminality to Enjoy some much deserved (sic) entertainment.’
On January 6, he posted photos of himself and crowed:
‘INSIDE THE CRAPITOL!!!’
When the Metropolitan Police Department checked bodycam footage, indeed Chapman was shown in Statuary Hall.
After his arrest, the insurrectionist appeared in federal court in White Plains, New York Thursday via teleconference. Surprisingly, he was released on his own recognizance a U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) spokesperson relayed.
The Washington Post continued:
‘He’s not the first accused of talking about his participation in the riot on a dating app. A little more than a week after the insurrection, apps including Bumble, Tinder and Match began banning users who shared images from the riot.’
‘Some online sleuths also swiped through the apps looking for people who said they had stormed the Capitol, documented the incriminating admissions and photos, and then forwarded the evidence to the FBI.’
In 2017, Chapman was arrested in New York. State police worked with federal agents to identify him at that time.
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