Man arrested for role in Capitol riot after bragging about it on dating site

Screenshots of the man's messages to a potential match were sent to the FBI.


A New York man got turned down on a dating app right before he got turned in to federal authorities for his role in January's riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Federal prosecutors said Robert Chapman bragged about storming the Capitol on Bumble. News 12 Westchester reports that his profile photo helped authorities track him down on surveillance footage of rioters.

According to federal officials, Chapman sent messages that said "I did storm the Capitol" and "I made it all the way to Statuary Hall!" to someone he met on Bumble.

That person took a screenshot of the messages and reported them to the FBI. They also told Chapman, "we are not a match."

Chapman has since been charged with disorderly conduct and entering a restricted building.