Stalker arrested at Taylor Swift’s New York building


By AGENCY

Hanks Johnson, 52, was arrested on April 17 after a 911 caller reported he was inside Taylor Swift’s Tribeca building without permission. Photo: Reuters

A stalker who claims pop star Taylor Swift is communicating with him on social media was arrested on a trespassing charge after trying to break into the singer’s Manhattan apartment, police said Monday.

Hanks Johnson, 52, was arrested at 8.30pm Saturday (April 17) after a 911 caller reported he was inside Swift’s Tribeca building without permission, a police spokesperson said.

Johnson was charged with criminal trespass and released on his own recognisance after an arraignment Sunday night. It wasn’t clear if he had an attorney who could comment.

The Daily News reports that outside the courthouse, Johnson made a show of sending direct messages to Swift’s Instagram account and claimed the predictive text suggestions on his phone were replies from her.

He also showed off a restraining order barring him from contacting models Bella and Gigi Hadid, who are friends of Swift’s, the newspaper said.

Swift, who is back at the top of the charts with her rerecording of 2008′s Fearless, has been plagued over the years by stalkers at her homes on both coasts. A different man was arrested for breaking into her New York apartment in 2018 and taking a nap, police said. – AP

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Next In Entertainment

BTS makes cover of 'Rolling Stone' magazine, the first all-Asian act to do so
WATCH: Katy Perry, Pokemon collaborate on new song, ‘Electric’
Malaysian film introduces Iban warrior costume to global community
Prince Harry likens his royal life to 'living in a zoo' in new podcast interview
'Friends' reunion special to premiere in May, drops first teaser
EXCLUSIVE: Singer Nabila Razali chooses to be thankful and grateful this Hari Raya Premium
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' to end in 2022 after its 19th season
Half-Malaysian Korean actor Tang Jun-sang leads new K-drama ‘Move To Heaven’
K-pop girl group Loona to promote Korean culture overseas
Prolific actor and director Norman Lloyd dead at 106

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers