According to court documents, a week after the attack, New York’s Robert Chapman told of one of his bumble matches that “I stormed the Capitol” and that he “made it all the way to the Statue Hall.” He also claimed that he was interviewed by members of the media.
Prosecutors said the user then swiftly reached out to the FBI and provided screenshots of the conversation.
Investigators said in court filings that they compared Chapman’s claims to the body camera footage of his bumble profile picture from police officers inside the Capitol.
Chapman was charged with four misdemeanors, including disorderly conduct on Capitol Ground. He has not made any argument and his lawyer did not respond to a request for comment on the allegations.
According to screenshots in court filings, Chapman posted on Facebook prior to the January 6 uprising that he was traveling to the “district of criminality” referring to Washington, DC. And on the day of the attack, he reportedly posted, “I am if — inside the crapple.”
More than 390 people have been charged with federal offenses in connection with the attack.
According to court records, Chapman was arrested on Thursday and released by a federal magistrate judge in the Southern District of New York. Most Capitol riot defendants, who have not been charged with violent crimes – including Chapman – have been released from prison before trial.
Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated what Chapman posted on his Facebook page.