Another suspect in a Capitol riot has been caught thanks to bragging and photos he posted on social media, this time on the dating app Bumble, federal officials revealed Friday.
Houston business owner Andrew Taake, 32, “spoke about his involvement in the riot” on Bumble, sending “multiple photos,” including one of him on January 6, after “allegedly agents of the public order and pepper sprayed him, “according to the complaint against him filed Wednesday in the United States District Court in the District of Columbia.
Taake told another Bumble user, who became an FBI witness, that he was inside the building for about 30 minutes, according to an affidavit from an FBI agent.
Bumble was also helpful because it provided Taake’s location, according to court documents.
In addition, the FBI also obtained a series of publicly released videos and photos showing Taake carrying “what appears to be a metal whip and pepper spray to attack law enforcement officers,” according to the court document. One of the videos was of the body camera used by an officer.
Taake was charged with disorderly conduct, which prevented passage through physical violence on the Capitol grounds or in the building, and marching, demonstrating, or picketing the Capitol.
Neither he nor his attorney could be immediately reached for comment.
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