(RepublicanInformer.com)- A supporter of former President Donald Trump has been sentenced to three months of home detention after being arrested in connection with the riot at the United States Capitol. The supporter was turned in to the authorities by a Bumble dating app user.
In April 2021, three months after the riot that took place on January 6, Robert Chapman, a resident of Carmel, New York, was taken into custody. He entered a guilty plea to the misdemeanor picketing charge against him in December.
On Wednesday, Chapman was given a sentence of 18 months of probation, which included three months of home detention with location monitoring. The verdict was handed down by U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras. In addition to that, the judge ordered him to pay fines and restitution totaling approximately 1,200 dollars.
The FBI stated that it became aware of Chapman one week after the attack when a Bumble user with whom he had exchanged messages contacted law enforcement and sent screenshots of their conversations on the app.
“I did storm the capitol. I made it all the way into Statuary Hall!” he wrote to the Bumble user.
“We are not a match” was the user’s response. “I suppose not,” was Chapman’s.
According to the prosecution, Chapman also boasted about his behavior on the social networking website Facebook.
Chapman did storm the Capitol and posted selfies with statues. Prosecutors say he encouraged fellow rioter Jenna Ryan to enter the Capitol, telling her to “shove your way in there.”
Chapman entered the Capitol through the Upper West Terrace door at around 2:45 p.m., about a half-hour after the initial breach by angry Donald Trump supporters opposed to certifying Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election.
“I’M F***IN INSIDE THE CRAPITOL!!!” Chapman posted to Facebook.
Surveillance footage appears to show him filming police officers who were trying to clear the Rotunda of the rioters.