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Woman Turned In Her Bumble Match After He Bragged About Storming Capitol Building

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Woman Turned In Her Bumble Match After He Bragged About Storming Capitol Building

Believe it or not but sometimes dating apps can come in handy for more than just a one night stand meaningful relationship.

Take this woman who let the police know she'd matched with someone who stormed the Capitol Building - resulting in the man's arrest and subsequent charge.

The Bumble conversation. Credit: New York State Courts
The Bumble conversation. Credit: New York State Courts

Robert Chapman from New York told the wrong Bumble match about his exploits from 6 January in messages which read: "I did storm the Capitol," and: "Made it all the way into Statuary Hall." What a show off, eh?

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In response, the Bumble user wrote: "We are not a match," and went to the police to hand the fella in, passing over screenshots of the conversation as evidence.

Prosecutors then reached out to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to delve a little deeper and cops were able to match up Chapman's claims on the Bumble conversation to body camera footage from inside the Capitol as well as Facebook posts.

In one of his social media posts, Chapman wrote: "Gettin out of New York S***ty, the rotten apple. Gonna go down to the District of Criminality to enjoy some much deserved Entertainment." Before another post followed which read: "I'M F***IN INSIDE THE CRAPITOL!!!"

Credit: New York State Courts
Credit: New York State Courts
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As a result of the unlikely tip off, police were able to arrest Chapman and charge him with 'trespassing at the U.S. Capitol and disrupting official government operations'.

Chapman is set to appear in court on 27 April but up to now he hasn't entered a plea and his lawyer didn't respond to a request for comment put to them by CNN.

The Capitol riots took place on 6 January earlier this year, with protestors storming the Washington D.C. building ahead of a ceremonial vote that would end up revealing that Joe Biden won the electoral college vote.

Five people died in the attack: police officer Brian Sicknick, and Trump supporters 42, Ashli Babbitt, 35, Benjamin Phillips, 50, Kevin Greeson, 55, and Rosanne Boyland, 34.

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QAnon Conspiracy Theorists Claim Greta Thunberg Was Part Of Capitol Riots. Credit: PA
QAnon Conspiracy Theorists Claim Greta Thunberg Was Part Of Capitol Riots. Credit: PA

Following the attack, the then President-elect Biden addressed the nation, calling for peace.

In the broadcast, he said: "At this hour, our democracy is under unprecedented assault unlike anything we've seen in modern times.

"Let me be very clear, the scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not reflect the true America, do not represent who we are. What we're seeing are a small number of extremists dedicated to lawlessness.

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"This is not dissent, it's disorder, it's chaos. It borders on sedition. And it must end. Now. I call on this mob to pull back and allow the work of democracy to go forward.

"You've heard me say before in different context - the words of a president matter. No matter how good or bad that president is. At their best, the words of a president can inspire. At their worst, they can incite."

Featured Image Credit: New York State Courts Filing

Topics: News, Bumble, US News

Rebecca Shepherd
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