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Taylor Swift

Fan ARRESTED for Swimming to Singer's Beach Pad

5/15/2013 6:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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An obsessed Taylor Swift fan was arrested near the singer's Rhode Island beach home early this morning after allegedly SWIMMING up to her pad ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement tells us ... a 22-year-old male from the Chicago area was taken into custody for trespassing after he admitted to swimming up to the beach in front of Swift's home around 2 AM.

Here's the back story -- around 2:20 AM, cops spotted the man getting out of the ocean, around 1 mile from Swift's home.

Cops approached the guy and asked him what he was doing in the water -- and the man allegedly told police he had just completed a swim, in which he intended to meet Taylor.

Sources say ... the man told cops he swam all the way to Swift's beach, but saw her security team ... and decided to swim back to where he came from (roughly 2 miles round trip in cold water).

The man was hauled to a nearby police station where he was booked for trespassing. He's still in custody.

We spoke to the Westerly Police Dept. which tells us, "There is a zero tolerance policy for trespassers." The cops say they have already met with Taylor's security to discuss the matter.

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16.

Mel    

Go for him Taylor he's someone who actually is committed to you!!! lol

529 days ago
17.

franko12    

All of you negative commentors here if this was your house would you want some strange dude swimming around your house? I seriously doubt it or is the problem you just want to complain cause she is more rich and famous than any of you could even dream of being?? I will bet thats it your just angry cause at 23 she has way more going for her than any of you.

529 days ago
18.

Marilyn    

Why do these celebs say they want privacy & then show off every photo of their new houses with locations & all?
Jennifer Lopes did it yesterday.
Wonder why just asking....

529 days ago
19.

nof    

"The man was hauled to a nearby police station where he was booked for being like really, really cold."

529 days ago
20.

nof    

In one of her songs, Taylor writes she'll leave the back door unlocked - he thought she meant for him.

529 days ago
21.

boz    

Smithers, release the hounds! And the robotic Richard Simmons!

529 days ago
22.

nof    

He thought he'd just knock on the front door - and Taylor'd let him in no-questions-asked.


-hand him a towel, bath-robe and hot chocolate.


Give him his own set of keys.


Personally, though - I'd be more afraid of the nannies/security.


Blinking innocently as they collectively/agreeably sign Confidentialty- agreements.


As they case the place.


I'm assuming there's at least 15 safe's.


Oh, the guards?


Most of the guards, at least in their own minds - will be *doing* Taylor.


Me, I'd have posed as a UCLA co-ed.


Gotten a Westwood "share" for like 500 per.

529 days ago
23.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

He needs to fight that. How are they arresting him for tresspassing when they contacted him a mile away? He intended to trespass, but he didn't. And another thing, if a person came into your yard and wouldn't leave, call the cops, they won't arrest that person, they'll just tell them to leave...

529 days ago
24.

paul a.    

**** is she ugly.

Chicken legs too.....

529 days ago
25.

DTD    

He swam from Chicago to Rhode Island??? Woooo!

529 days ago
26.

Jayleesh    

yooo these comments are hilarious!!! lol

529 days ago
27.

Mimi    

The man had a right to foolishly swim a long distance in the water. He also had a legal right to step onto the beach as long as he stayed below the high water line. Unless there's some proof he went into her yard, I don't see how he was trespassing.

529 days ago
28.

cb1234    

if you're looking for a laugh.. celebrities read mean tweets about them http://snip.ps/CelebritiesReadTweets

529 days ago
29.

videotape    

I seriously cannot believe some people are defending this crazy guy. Did any of you even read this article?

He's from Chicago yet swam up on shore specifically to see Taylor, he's not stable. The beach is for taxpayers and he's obviously not one of them. THE POLICE arrested him, not Taylor's own security guards, so they wouldn't have arrested him if they didn't have reasonable evidence to do so.

HE SHOULD BE PUNISHED. THE POLICE ARE ACTUALLY DOING THEIR JOB. Good for them. They should arrest any and all trespassers in that area regardless of whose house the trespassers are targeting.

This isn't a new concept, people. Trespassers will and should be arrested. That's that.

529 days ago
30.

D-INCARNATION    

Don't talk to the cops next time or ever...

529 days ago
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