Taylor Swift fan arrested for ‘crashing’ car into star’s NYC home, report says

Suspect told police he would not leave area until he had met entertainer

Graeme Massie
Los Angeles
Thursday 27 January 2022 21:34
<p>Taylor Swift attends the "All Too Well" New York Premiere on November 12, 2021 in New York City. </p>

Taylor Swift attends the "All Too Well" New York Premiere on November 12, 2021 in New York City.

A Taylor Swift fan was arrested for allegedly “crashing” his car into the superstar’s New York City home before attempting to rip off an intercom unit, a report says.

The suspect, who ha snot been identified, was taken into custody after driving his vehicle the wrong way down Swift’s street in Manhattan and reversing it into the building and a fire hydrant, according to TMZ.

Law enforcement sources told the celebrity news outlet that the man told police that he would not leave the area until he had met the pop star.

When NYPD officers arrived on the scene the suspect was reportedly arrested and taken to a nearby hospital, and faces potential charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal mischief.

TMZ says it is not known if Swift was at home at the time of the incident on Thursday morning.

It is not the first time that the singer has had issues at the building in the Tribeca neighbourhood, where she has spent $30m on three apartments.

Patrick Nissen, a 28-year-old from Nebraska, was arrested after entering the lobby of the building as was charged with second-degree criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor.

Eric Swarbrick drove from Austin, Texas, to Nashville, Tennessee, on three occasions to deliver more than 40 letters and death threats to Swift, her former label Big Machine Records and its CEO Scott Borchetta, in 2018.

He pleaded guilty to charges of stalking and was sentenced to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

Roger Alvarado broke into Swift’s Tribeca apartment twice, in 2018 and 201, serving six months in prison for attempted burglary for the first offense.

After the second break in he was sentenced to between two and four years under a plea agreement for criminal contempt.

Swift also owns an $18m townhouse on the same street, which was once owned by French diplomat Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was placed under house arrest in the property in 2011.

It has been a busy week for Swift, who became embroiled in a Twitter spat with Blur frontman Damon Albarn after he claimed in an interview that she did not write her own songs.

“I was such a big fan of yours until I saw this,” Swift wrote after the interview was published by The Los Angeles Times.

“I write ALL of my own songs. Your hot take is completely false and SO damaging. You don’t have to like my songs but it’s really f****d up to try and discredit my writing. WOW.”

And she added: “PS I wrote this tweet all by myself in case you were wondering.”

Mr Albarn later apologised “unreservedly and unconditionally” for his comments.

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