According to authorities, Robert Chapman, 50, 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: Sarasota Man Arrested And Facing Charges Of Sexual Battery On A Victim Under 12
“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: Two Arrested In Shooting At Landmark Motel
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.
Chapman was arrested Thursday in Putnam County.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Rise From 40 To Over 70 At Tampa General Hospital
He’s charged with four misdemeanors, including disorderly conduct. He’s due in court next month.