22 year old man 'just' wanted to be close to the star
michael baggs
15:33 15th May 2013

A Taylor Swift 'fan' has been arrested after swimming up to her beach front home in an attempt to meet her.

The 22-year-old male was taken into custody this morning (15 May) for trepassing, after swimming a mile to Swift's Rhode Island house - and turning around when he saw her security team.

According to TMZ, police officials "spotted the man getting out of the ocean, around 1 mile from Swift's home" at about 2:20AM, and later arrested him. He is reportedly still in custody at a nearby police station.

The man insisted that he just wanted to get closer to the star and, when asked about his actions, said "he had just completed a swim, in which he intended to meet [her]."

The Westerly Police Department told TMZ that they are taking the matter very seriously, and have discussed it with Swift's security team. They also said, "There is a zero tolerance policy for trespassers."

This isn't the first time that Swift has had a similar problem. A man was arrested at her Nashville home last year after climbing a fence and secured gate, saying that he wanted to surprise her on her 23rd birthday.

Taylor Swift performing at the 2013 Grammy Awards

Swift previously told Cosmopolitan magazine, "I get nervous when I have stalker incidents. I try not to talk too much about it because it scares me. Sometimes you get a dude who kind of wants to steal you. That's why I'm so grateful I have people looking after me, like [my bodyguard] Dennis.

"Over the past couple of years it's got worse. I get told if there's been an attempt or a threat. My security text me a picture and say, 'Look out for this dude; he's driven across the country, he's off his meds,' or something like that. No one has ever been successful in getting into my house or anything like that. I have an amazing security team."

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