Police have arrested a Lowa man outside the home of popular singer Taylor Swift for allegedly possessing burglary tools, said police on Tuesday. The man traveled to small-town Rhode Island planning to “visit” pop superstar Taylor Swift. She was not in Rhode Island over the weekend.
The 32-year-old man David Page Liddle was arrested and charged with possession over the weekend. He was caught from the beachfront town of Westerly with items including more than 30 lock picks, a window-entry rake, and an aluminum baseball bat.
As per a local newspaper, Liddle was coming “to catch up with Taylor Swift” and insisted he knew her personally. Those details were informed sources by police Shawn Lacey on Tuesday. Lacy was quoted by the Westerly Sun saying, “may have visited other properties belonging to Taylor Swift in the past.”
Liddle had been on a watch list, it added. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and issued a no-contact order prohibiting him from attempting to reach any of Swift’s properties. He will undergo a mental health evaluation also.
This is not the first time Swift has faced unwanted visitors. In March, an alleged stalker was detained for breaking into her Manhattan home which was the second time in less than one year. The accused Roger Alvarado broke a window and entered Swift’s loft in the mid-night when the singer was away.
The singer has cited violence as one of her “greatest fears”. However, Swift has deployed facial recognition technology at some concerts in a bid to identify potential stalkers in the crowd.