According to authorities, Robert Chapman, also known as Robert Erick, of Carmel, admitted he participated in the riot while chatting with a prospective date on the dating app Bumble.READ MORE: Who Is Mark Lavea, Suspect Killed In San Andreas Hostage Situation?
“I did storm the Capitol. I made it all the way into Statuary Hall,” he allegedly wrote, adding he had been interviewed in the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.
“We are not a match,” was the reply.READ MORE: Trap, Tag, Haze: New Efforts To Get Bears To Behave In Tahoe Area
The person Chapman was texting with snapped a screenshot of the exchange and gave it to the FBI.
Investigators then reviewed footage of the riot and say they spotted Chapman in it.MORE NEWS: Yuba City Neighborhood 'Traumatized' After High Speed Drivers Repeatedly Crash Into Homes
Authorities announced his arrest Friday.