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'We Are Not a Match.' Bumble User Turns in Alleged Capitol Rioter Who Boasted About Taking Part in the Jan. 6 Insurrection

TIME - Tech

A Bumble user who boasted to a match on the dating app about participating in the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has been arrested and charged over his alleged role in the insurrection. According to court documents, Robert Chapman of Carmel, N.Y., was charged Thursday with knowingly entering or remaining on restricted government property without lawful authority, as well as violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. The documents state his arrest came after a person he matched with on Bumble gave a screenshot of the conversation to law enforcement. "I did storm the Capitol," Chapman wrote, adding that he had spoken to reporters at the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. "I made it all the way into Statuary Hall!" "We are not a match," his potential suitor wrote in response.


NY man bragged about Capitol riot on Bumble; his match turned him in

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. A New York man was arrested Thursday after allegedly bragging on the dating app Bumble about his involvement in the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol in January, according to reports. Robert Chapman of Carmel, N.Y., reportedly matched with the woman about one week after the Jan. 6 riot, telling her he "did storm the capitol" and "made it all the way into Statuary Hall." The woman wrote back, "We are not a match," then contacted the police.


Bumble Match Turns in Capitol Riot Suspect (Again)

Slate

A man in Texas suspected of taking part in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was arrested Friday after a match on the Bumble dating app turned him in to authorities. Andrew Taake of Houston opened up the app while he was in Washington early this year. The unnamed match asked Taake if he was "near all the action" and Taake said he was there "from the very beginning." Taake claimed he had spent 30 minutes in the Capitol and was pepper-sprayed while "peacefully standing there." He also shared a selfie and said it was taken "about 30 minutes after being sprayed."


Bumble dating app led FBI to Capitol riot suspect: DOJ

FOX News

Fox News congressional correspondent Jacqui Heinrich has the latest from Capitol Hill on'America Reports' The FBI was tipped off to a Texas man arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting police officers during the Capitol riot after messaging with a woman he met on the dating app Bumble in January, the Justice Department announced. Andrew Quentin Taake, 32, was charged with assaulting an officer, obstructing an official proceeding, and other offenses for his actions during the riot, which allegedly included pepper-spraying several officers and assaulting others with a whip-like weapon. The FBI received a tip from a woman he met on the online dating app, Bumble, on Jan. 9. Screenshots of their messages show that Taake sent the woman a selfie that was taken "about 30 minutes after being sprayed," allegedly telling the potential suitor that he was at the riot "from the very beginning." A woman who Andrew Quentin Taake matched with on Bumble tipped off the FBI about his alleged Capitol riot involvement. Taake allegedly flew to Washington, D.C., from Houston the day before the riot and returned home a few days later.


You can now swipe right to find a new BFF

Mashable

Gone are the days of amplitude school events and social functions to help you find your next BFF. But there may be new hope for friendship making for all of us adults. Bumble, the popular dating app where girls make the first move, has released an update that will let you reach your friendship goals: Bumble BFF. The new app lets you use the same swiping and matching algorithms for dating, but for friendship instead. Mashable Associate Tech Editor Isabelle Chapman tried it out and may have actually made a connection.