- An alleged stalker was arrested trying to break into Taylor Swift’s Manhattan apartment
An alleged stalker was arrested trying to break into Taylor Swift‘s Manhattan apartment on Saturday morning.
The shaggy-haired man, who police on the scene referred to as ‘David’, was snared on the streets of Tribeca by the NYPD after a failed attempt to get in the building.
Wearing tan pants, a cream hoodie and navy overcoat, ‘David’ was pictured ambitiously peering into Swift’s lobby before ending up in cuffs.
It is not the first time Swift has caught the eye of over-eager fans, with a string of stalkers in her history leading her sold-out ‘Eras’ megatour to install facial recognition software to identify certain men from her past.
An alleged stalker was arrested trying to break into Taylor Swift’s Manhattan apartment
The man was seen ambitiously peering into Swift’s Tribeca apartment building on Saturday morning
Wearing tan pants, a cream hoodie and navy overcoat, it doesn’t appear the man put up any resistance as he was taken into custody
The shaggy-haired man was referred to as ‘David’ by police on the scene
The man ended up in cuffs after lingering on the streets of Manhattan
Taylor Swift was most recently seen in New York City on Thursday, amid claims that her boyfriend Travis Kelce has plans to propose in the near future
The star was last spotted in New York City on Thursday, where she stepped out for a recording session at Electric Lady Studios.
The multi-Grammy Award-winner, 34, bundled up in a black coat over a gray hooded shirt dress, and completed her low-key look with black leather shoes and a stylish suede Manu Atelier handbag.
Swift’s home in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood has become a common meeting place for her most fervent fans, often camping out in hopes of catching a glimpse of their favorite artist.
But her megastar status has also attracted its fair share of unsavory supporters.
In May 2023, alleged stalker Mitchel Taebel, 36, from Indiana, was arrested after he visited Swift’s Nashville home, following a string of bizarre antics.
Police said he sent pictures of weapons to members of Swift’s team threatening to ‘destroy them’, before leaving a message with the singer’s father saying he was her ‘soulmate’ and ‘he is the only one that can make her secure.’
In March, Taebel posted a bizarre TikTok video in which he urged fellow Taylor Swift fans to prepare for the Eras tour by ‘being a step ahead of Taylor wherever she goes… watch her every move.’
In July 2022, ‘Swift mania’ also saw Brooklyn resident Joshua Christian, fly into a frenzy in court after he was caught trying to sneak into the same Tribeca apartment, and hurling threats through the intercom.
As he faced a judge, he began screaming: ‘Are you all the biggest jokers in history or actually real? Prove you’re real. Prove you’re real.’
Swift’s megastar status has attracted its fair share of unsavory supporters, including Mitchel Taebel (left) and Joshua Christian (right)
Swift’s home in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood has become a common meeting place for her most fervent fans, often camping out in hopes of catching a glimpse of their favorite artist