Taylor Swift Stalker Arrested After Breaking Into Her Home For The Third Time

Taylor Swift | Kevin Mazur/TAS18/Getty Images for TAS
Taylor Swift | Kevin Mazur/TAS18/Getty Images for TAS

According to authorities, 23-year-old Roger Alvarado from Homestead, Florida, has broken into Taylor Swift’s $18 million three-story Manhattan townhome. This is not his first offense. This is at least the third time he’s broken into Swift’s home, says Billboard.

Late at night on Thursday, Alvarado allegedly climbed a ladder to the second-floor patio and smashed a glass door using a brick to enter the singer’s townhome. He then attempted to remove property once inside, reports ABC. No one was there at the time of his entrance. He was caught and arrested at 2:30 AM that morning. According to Fox, police have not provided information about how he was caught. In court, Alvarado was charged with stalking, burglary, felony criminal contempt, criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools.  

The Swift stalker’s multiple offenses

Alvarado was still on probation from his last arrest when he broke into Swift’s home most recently. Last April, he served six months for breaking into the singer’s home where he was found sleeping in her bed after using her shower. Swift, once again, was not home at the time. In addition to being arrested, Alvarado was also ordered to complete a mental health program.  

Prior to the April break-in, Alvarado was arrested in February for breaking in through the front door with the use of a shovel.  

Taylor Swift’s biggest fears

Swift recently wrote an essay in Elle about what she’s learned in her 30 years of life. One of her lessons included overcoming her biggest fears. She wrote about how she’s constantly preparing herself for worst-case scenarios thanks to high-risk career.

After the Manchester Arena bombing and the Vegas concert shooting, I was completely terrified to go on tour this time because I didn’t know how we were going to keep 3 million fans safe over seven months. There was a tremendous amount of planning, expense, and effort put into keeping my fans safe. My fear of violence has continued into my personal life. I carry QuikClot army grade bandage dressing, which is for gunshot or stab wounds,” writes Swift. “Websites and tabloids have taken it upon themselves to post every home address I’ve ever had online. You get enough stalkers trying to break into your house and you kind of start prepping for bad things. Every day I try to remind myself of the good in the world, the love I’ve witnessed and the faith I have in humanity. We have to live bravely in order to truly feel alive, and that means not being ruled by our greatest fears.”

Swift’s response to the break-in

On the same evening as the break-in Swift posted a photo to Instagram from her shoot with Elle. Her caption made reference to her above statement about overcoming fear.

“We have to live bravely in order to truly feel alive, and that means not being ruled by our greatest fears,” wrote the singer.

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