Notorious Menace to Taylor Swift's NYC Townhouse Arrested Again After Another Break-in: Police - NBC10 Boston

Notorious Menace to Taylor Swift's NYC Townhouse Arrested Again After Another Break-in: Police

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    Taylor Swift's Accused Stalker Arrested in NYC

    The same man sentenced last month for breaking into Taylor Swift's Tribeca townhouse to take a nap was nabbed again Thursday after he allegedly used a concrete block to smash a glass patio door and ransacked her place, cops say. Adam Kuperstein reports.

    (Published Thursday, March 7, 2019)

    The same man sentenced last month for breaking into Taylor Swift's Tribeca townhouse to take a nap was nabbed again Thursday after he allegedly used a concrete block to smash a glass patio door and ransacked her place, cops say.

    Roger Alvarado, of Florida, allegedly climbed a ladder outside Swift's Franklin Street digs, used the block to smash the door and went inside. Police say Alvarado ransacked the place; a computer was found by the door. 

    Alvarado was charged with stalking, burglary, criminal mischief and other crimes. It wasn't clear if anyone was home at the time of the break-in, nor was it immediately clear if Alvarado had an attorney who could comment for him.

    Alvarado was sentenced barely a month ago, on February 5, to six months in jail after pleading guilty to criminal contempt and attempted burglary in connection with the April 2018 break-in at Swift's Tribeca home. Cops found him asleep in that case -- after he had taken a shower. The pop star wasn't home at the time.

    According to city court records, Alvarado's release date was the same as his sentencing; he had apparently spent months behind bars after his arrest and got time served. He was also supposed to serve five years' probation and complete a mental health program. 

    Thursday marks the third time in less than a year Alvarado has gotten in trouble at Swift's townhouse. He was arrested at the same address in February 2018 on charges of breaking the front door with a shovel.