Crime Bumble Match Turns in Capitol Rioter Accused of Hitting Cops With Metal Whip
Former Oklahoma City Thunder Worker Identified By Employees as Suspect in Capitol Riot
Appearing in court on Wednesday, Danielle Doyle admitted to committing a federal crime on Jan. 6 after two of her Oklahoma City Thunder co-workers identified her in footage from the Capitol attack.Danielle Doyle, who worked for the team for more than a decade and had been a senior season ticket account manager when she left the Thunder in December 202, came under investigation after two former co-workers recognized her in videos posted online.
When engaged in criminal activity, one would usually try to flee the scene shortly after. Accused Capitol rioter Andrew Taake, however, apparently tried to score a hot date first.
Afiled Friday against Taake alleges that the Houston native attacked police officers on Jan. 6 with a metal whip and pepper spray—then bragged about it on the dating app Bumble. He now faces six charges related to the attack. The allegations were by HuffPost.
The FBI said they received a tip on Jan. 9 from a Bumble user who shared screenshots of their exchange. In it, Taake said he was “pepper sprayed, tear gassed, and hit with batons for peacefully standing there.”
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That’s despite social media posts and body-cam footage showing him using a metal whip to attack officers before pepper-spraying them, authorities say. The criminal complaint alleges Taake eventually made his way inside the Capitol, with surveillance footage showing the whip held to his side.
The FBI says Taake’s current location on the Bumble app at the time he was in D.C. was listed as Alexandria, Virginia, while his profile noted he lived in Houston. Flight logs indicated he flew into Baltimore/Washington Airport from Houston on Jan. 5 and listed his cellphone number in flight documents.
After consulting with a FedEx driver delivering a package to his Houston home in May and physically surveilling Taake, the feds believed they found a match.
Nancy Pelosi Urged to Veto Jim Jordan From January 6 Committee
Many have criticized the naming of the Ohio lawmaker to investigate the insurrection given his backing for former President Donald Trump. © Anna Moneymaker/Getty Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) leaves the U.S. Capitol Building on July 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. There has been opposition to his naming on the House committee to probe the January 6 attacks on the Capitol. The Ohio Republican is reportedly among five GOP representatives picked by House minority leader Kevin McCarthy to serve on the special committee that from next week will start examining the events of the insurrection.
Taake faces charges of obstructing an official proceeding, obstructing police, engaging in disorderly conduct on restricted property, causing disorder at the Capitol, and two counts of assaulting officers.
He is not the first Capitol rioter to be found through Bumble. New Yorkerafter also bragging about his participation on the app, eventually changing his Facebook profile picture to a photo from inside the Capitol.
Accused Capitol Rioter Donald Smith Called 1/6 'Best Day of His Life,' Feds Say .
An FBI witness said accused Capitol rioter Donald Smith said his time inside the office Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was part of "the best day of his life."Donald Smith was charged with illegally entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly or destructive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and parading, picketing or demonstrating in a Capitol building on Wednesday.