Taylor Swift stalker re-arrested for 'smashing into pop star's home again'… just after release over first break-in
A stalker recently released from jail for breaking into Taylor Swift’s home has been re-arrested for doing it a second time, police have said.
Roger Alvarado, 23, climbed a ladder and smashed a glass door to get inside the pop star’s property, authorities said on Thursday night. It comes one month after he was released from jail following a break-in last April.
The arrest also came just hours after Swift said she is so worried about her own safety that she carries around military-grade bandages at all times. “You get enough stalkers trying to break into your house and you kind of start prepping for bad things,” the pop star wrote in a column for Elle Magazine.
Alvarado, of Homestead, Florida, was on probation after getting out of jail on February 5. This is at least the third time he has been detained at Swift’s home, US police said.
He has been charged with burglary and criminal contempt.
No one was home at Swift’s $18million mansion during the latest break-in which unfolded at about 2.30am, officers added.
A break-in in April, in which police said Alvarado used Swift’s shower and slept in her bed, put him behind bars for more than nine months. As part of the sentence, a judge ordered Alvarado to complete a mental-health program.
Two months before that, he was arrested for allegedly breaking the front door with a shovel.
Swift was not home on either occasion.
Swift told Elle Magazine on Wednesday that she fears violence and takes precautions such as carrying military-grade quick-clotting agents to stop bleeding from potential gunshot or stab wounds.
“Websites and tabloids have taken it upon themselves to post every home address I’ve ever had online,” Swift told the magazine. “You get enough stalkers trying to break into your house and you kind of start prepping for bad things.”