Capitol Hill rioters boasted on dating app Bumble about ‘all the way in Statuary Hall’

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A Trump supporter was arrested for storming the Capitol after bragging about a dating app that he had “ended up all the way in Statuary Hall.”

Robert Chapman bragged that he ‘stormed the Capitol’ to a woman on Bumble before replying ‘we’re not a match’ and notified police, court papers allege.

Chapman, of Carmel in Putnam County, New York, was arrested by police on Thursday for his alleged involvement in the Capitol Hill riots in which hundreds of Trump’s gangs looted the seat of American democracy.

He was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct on limited government property.

Trump supporter Robert Chapman was arrested for storming the Capitol after bragging about a dating app about `` all the way to Statuary Hall. ''  Pictured: Police video footage shows a person the FBI says is Robert Chapman

Trump supporter Robert Chapman was arrested for storming the Capitol after bragging about a dating app about “ all the way to Statuary Hall. ” Pictured: Police video footage shows a person the FBI says is Robert Chapman

Robert Chapman bragged that he 'stormed the Capitol' to a woman on Bumble before replying 'we're not a match' and notifying police, court documents allege

Robert Chapman bragged that he ‘stormed the Capitol’ to a woman on Bumble before replying ‘we’re not a match’ and notifying police, court documents allege

In the conversation about Bumble, Chapman bragged, “I stormed the Capitol. I got all the way into Statuary Hall. ‘

But the woman he matched with said ‘we’re not a match’ before taking a screenshot and sending it to the police.

The woman also informed the FBI that she had seen a Facebook post in which another person shared a photo of Chapman, reportedly in the capital.

The photo was captioned, “My best friend and Brostar Robert made it to the Capitol protest yesterday … Wooo Hooooooooo !!!!”

In the comments, a person with the username “Robert Erick” – who the FBI says is Chapman, writes, “These are your peers? colleagues? they’re a bunch of little bra trolls. Keyboard warriors who do nothing. ‘

In other posts from the ‘Robert Erick’ account from the day of the Capitol riots, the user said, ‘I’M F *** WITHIN THE CRAPITOL !!! alongside images that appear to depict Chapman in the Capitol.

The woman also informed the FBI that she had seen a Facebook post in which another person shared a photo of Chapman, reportedly in the capital.  The photo was captioned,

The woman also informed the FBI that she had seen a Facebook post in which another person shared a photo of Chapman, reportedly in the capital. The photo was captioned, “My best friend and Brostar Robert made it to the Capitol protest yesterday … Wooo Hooooooooo !!!!”

In other posts from the 'Robert Erick' account - presumably Robert Chapman by the FBI - from the day of the Capitol riots, the user said, 'I¿MF *** INSIDE THE CRAPITOL !!!  alongside images that appear to depict Chapman in the Capitol

In other posts from the ‘Robert Erick’ account – presumably Robert Chapman by the FBI – from the day of the Capitol riots, the user said, ‘I’M F *** WITHIN THE CRAPITOL !!! alongside images that appear to depict Chapman in the Capitol

The day before the riots, the user said, “Get out of New York City, the rotten apple. I’m going to the Crime District to enjoy some well-deserved entertainment. ‘

The FBI then viewed body camera footage of the Metropolitan Police Department from the Capitol on Jan. 6 and found a person who appears to be Chapman in Statuary Hall, prosecutors said.

In a video, Chapman can be seen filming activity in the Capitol with his phone and his face is clearly visible on screenshots, prosecutors claim.

The FBI alleged that they determined that Chapman was in the Capitol in the video by comparing screenshots of previous photos on social media and also a photo of his 2018 arrest by the New York Police Department.

Chapman appears to be in video footage at the Capitol

Chapman appears to be in photos from social media in the Capitol

The FBI claimed they had determined that Chapman was in the Capitol in the video (left) by comparing screenshots from previous photos on social media (right) and also a mugshot of his 2018 arrest by the New York Police Department.

The 2018 mugshot of Chapman of the New York Police Department that the FBI claimed was Chapman in the Capitol during the riots

The 2018 mugshot of Chapman of the New York Police Department that the FBI claimed was Chapman in the Capitol during the riots

Chapman appeared by conference call before federal court in White Plains, New York, on Thursday. He was released on his own initiative, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney in New York’s Southern District said. NBC New York.

Chapman’s arrest comes after a suspected Capitol rioters accused of assaulting three agents was arrested by the FBI using facial recognition software to locate his girlfriend’s Instagram.

Stephen Chase Randolph, of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, was arrested Tuesday and charged with assaulting a federal prosecutor, obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, and obstruction of justice and Congress, according to the FBI statement.

Randolph was identified as an alleged rioter thanks to advanced facial recognition software that linked images of him in the riot to photos uploaded to his partner’s social media from December 2020, the FBI revealed.

Federal authorities allege Stephen Chase Randolph of Harrodsburg, Kentucky (above) participated in the MAGA riot on Jan. 6 at the United States Capitol.

Federal authorities allege Stephen Chase Randolph of Harrodsburg, Kentucky (above) participated in the MAGA riot on Jan. 6 at the United States Capitol.

Federal authorities managed to track down Randolph through Jeannie Hood's social media account (right)

Federal authorities managed to track down Randolph through Jeannie Hood’s social media account (right)

Some of the Instagram snaps are said to have shown that he was wearing the same clothes as the man depicted in the riots.

Using open-source software to find a photo of Randolph on his girlfriend’s social media, officers were able to find Randolph’s own Facebook page and set up an undercover sting. The girlfriend has been identified as Jeannie Hood.

The Instagram of Randolph’s girlfriend with the photo used by the FBI is private. It is unclear whether the profile was open when it was scanned with the software.

The FBI says facial recognition technology is being used to identify Randolph through his girlfriend's Instagram account.  The image above was posted on Instagram by Randolph's girlfriend in December 2020.  Randolph can be seen above wearing the same gray Carhartt knit hat.  The Instagram of Randolph's girlfriend with the photo used by the FBI is private.  It is unclear whether the profile was open when it was scanned with the software.

The FBI says facial recognition technology is being used to identify Randolph through his girlfriend’s Instagram account. The image above was posted on Instagram by Randolph’s girlfriend in December 2020. Randolph can be seen above wearing the same gray Carhartt knit hat. The Instagram of Randolph’s girlfriend with the photo used by the FBI is private. It is unclear whether the profile was open when it was scanned with the software.

Agents have not yet disclosed further details about the software. But it likely used an algorithm to study the suspect’s facial features before turning it into mathematical code. That code is then compared against millions of photos on databases – or social media – to try to find a face whose characteristics match.

“Open source” is a category of software that is open to the public for use and that can be shared, modified or enhanced thanks to the available source code that can be modified by programmers.

More than 370 people are facing federal charges in the Capital Building’s deadly uprising, which is also hiding lawmakers and delaying the certification of President Joe Biden’s election victory.

Many of those arrested and charged were tracked down through viral videos that led investigators to identify them on their social media accounts.

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