Another suspect in the US Capitol riots was apprehended this week thanks to a dating app.
Prosecutors claim Andrew Taake of Texas used the dating app Bumble while in Washington on January 6. When the match inquired if he was close to the Capitol, he said that he had been there since the beginning. He sent many selfies and claimed to have spent 30 minutes in the building.
Prosecutors claimed in new court documents Friday that the match turned him in to the FBI within days.
He’s been charged with criminal assault on a police officer, civil disturbance, and obstruction of congressional procedures, among other things. He has yet to enter a plea.
He is now the second known Capitol defendant to be arrested as a result of a botched internet dating transaction. In April, a man from New York was prosecuted after a Bumble match turned him in.
According to one of the screenshots, Taake’s dating site stated that he owns a power washing firm in Houston.
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