A New York man accused of collaborating 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 courtroom filings. “I made all of it the way in which into the Statuary Corridor!”
However the individual on the opposite finish wasn’t amused.
“We’re not a match,” they replied, and contacted authorities with a screenshot of the dialog:
NBC New York studies Chapman was arrested and charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct on restricted authorities property.
The courtroom paperwork additionally embrace pictures taken from social media together with this one, taken contained in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Corridor, simply as he’d stated on Bumble:
The courtroom filings state that Chapman was seen on police body-cam footage taken in the course of the assault, and Chapman filmed his personal video from contained in the Capitol.
“I’M FUCKIN INSIDE THE CRAPITOL!!!” he posted on Fb underneath the title Robert Erick, based on the paperwork.
Prosecutors stated in separate courtroom filings on Thursday that greater than 400 suspects have been arrested to this point in reference to the Jan. 6 rebellion, based on Reuters.
They anticipate a minimum of 100 extra arrests.
“The investigation and prosecution of the Capitol assault will seemingly be one of many largest in American historical past, each by way of the variety of defendants prosecuted and the character and quantity of the proof,” they stated in courtroom filings.
Final week, Jon Schaffer, a founding member of the Oath Keepers militia, pleaded responsible and is reportedly cooperating with investigators.
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