A 33-year-old male was taken into custody and accused of harassment and stalking when he was discovered acting unpredictably outside of Taylor Swift’s residence in New York City.
David Crowe, a resident of Seattle, Washington, was taken into custody on Monday after being approached by several individuals in New York who reported his erratic behavior. According to a statement from the police, Crowe was observed harassing multiple people before being arrested without any further issues. No injuries were reported. He is now facing charges of harassment and stalking.
At the time, Swift was not at the property, as she was watching her boyfriend Travis Kelce, a football player from America, play in Buffalo, New York.
Over the weekend, there was a second occurrence near her residence, where a man was taken into custody on Saturday for allegedly trying to enter Taylor Swift’s townhouse in Tribeca. The man had previously ignored a summons for a different incident and is now facing charges for it. While the police have not officially stated if the attempted break-in and stalking allegations are connected, both incidents involve the same person.
In recent years, multiple individuals have targeted Swift’s residences in New York and other locations. One instance in 2018 involved Florida resident Roger Alvarado attempting to enter her New York home with a shovel. Despite being caught and jailed for nine months, Alvarado later returned and broke into her home again, resulting in a prison sentence of two to four years.
In 2020, Eric Swarbrick, a man from Texas, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for sending threatening letters to Swift’s previous record label. In 2022, Morgan Mank, from Virginia, drove his car into Swift’s New York building while under the influence of alcohol. He attempted to enter the building before being arrested. That same year, a protection order was issued against Joshua Christian, a resident of Brooklyn, who had been repeatedly visiting Swift’s homes in New York and Tennessee.
In June of 2023, Mitchell Taebel, a man from Indiana, was taken into custody and accused of stalking, intimidating, invading privacy, and harassing Taylor Swift. This was due to his repeated threatening messages and presence outside her Nashville residence. Similarly, in July of 2023, Kimberly Meyer was arrested outside her Rhode Island home after being previously instructed to avoid it.
In a 2019 article for Elle magazine, Swift opened up about the emotional impact of being stalked, stating, “The fear of violence has carried over into my personal life. I now carry a QuikClot army grade bandage dressing, meant for gunshot or stab wounds. Various websites and tabloids have taken it upon themselves to publish every address I’ve ever lived at online. With enough stalkers trying to break into my home, I’ve started preparing for the worst. But every day, I try to remind myself of the goodness in the world, the love I’ve experienced, and my faith in humanity. We must live courageously in order to truly feel alive, and that means not letting our greatest fears control us.”