Taylor Swift had an unexpected repeat visitor this week, as the same individual who was apprehended at her place over the weekend reappeared at her doorstep. And you won’t believe it, but the police were once again called to handle the situation.
According to law enforcement sources who spoke to TMZ, the man who was arrested and taken away on Saturday while attempting to gain access to Taylor’s NYC townhouse had the audacity to return to her residence on Monday. This immediately caught the attention of Taylor’s security team and the neighbors in the vicinity.
The head of Taylor’s security promptly contacted the police upon the man’s arrival, and all reports indicated the same unsettling behavior – he was lurking around. This situation was especially concerning given what had transpired just a couple of days prior.
NYPD officers were dispatched to the scene, although they initially couldn’t locate the man. However, it didn’t take them long to track him down; he was found just around the corner.
Our sources report that they discovered him less than a block away from Taylor’s residence. This is where the encounter with the police took place once more, and the officers wasted no time in restraining him and placing him in the back of a police cruiser.
There’s no doubt about it – we’ve been informed that this is indeed the same individual from Saturday. However, at this juncture, it remains uncertain what will be his fate or whether any charges will be filed against him.
You’ll recall … when he was originally picked up, cops say they found him fiddling with Taylor’s front door, in what police perceived as an attempt to enter without authorization. When they ran him in their system, they found there was an open warrant for his arrest — this pertaining to a separate case from 2017 when he failed to show up to court.
It’s undeniable that his swift return to the scene shortly after the previous incident is deeply concerning, to say the least. It’s reasonable to assume that law enforcement will take a stricter approach this time.
Nevertheless, it’s no secret that celebrities have encountered difficulties in deterring individuals who appear to be fixated on them, with the criminal justice system often struggling to provide adequate protection from potential threats.
As many are aware, Taylor has had a well-documented history of dealing with stalkers throughout her career, including one individual who was previously arrested for attempting to gain access to her Manhattan residence a few years ago. While it’s unclear if this individual is the same person, his actions are already setting an unsettling precedent.
Don’t forget to tune in to our upcoming documentary, “TMZ Investigates: Obsessed and Dangerous: Hollywood’s Stalker Crisis,” airing Monday at 9/8c on FOX. We delve into Taylor’s experiences and more.