Man charged with stalking near Taylor Swift’s home spotted around ’30 times’

A man charged with harassment and stalking in the vicinity of Taylor Swift’s home has been spotted there “approximately 30 times” in the last two months, a court has heard.

David Crowe, 33, from Seattle, Washington, was arrested on Monday evening near the pop star’s townhouse and taken into custody, where he was charged with two counts of harassment and stalking after police responded to reports of an “emotionally disturbed male acting erratically”.

On Wednesday, Crowe was arraigned in the New York County Criminal Court, where a judge granted supervised release and an order of protection, according to a spokesman from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office.

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Taylor Swift has been plagued by ‘stalkers’ at her various homes (Doug Peters/PA)

The complaint suggests a security worker had spotted Crowe in the location “approximately 30 times” from November 25, while Crowe was asked 10 times not to approach the building.

Hours after his court appearance, Crowe was rearrested and charged with four counts of criminal contempt after police officers again responded to an emergency call over a “disorderly male” in the vicinity of Swift’s home.

A spokesman for the New York Police Department (NYPD) said: “Upon arrival, the male did leave the location and walk into the first precinct when he was subsequently taken into custody without further incident.

“The following individual was charged with four counts of criminal contempt.”

Crowe will next appear in court on the stalking and harassment charges on March 3, while it is not yet known when he will appear over the contempt charges.

With a fervent fan base, Swift has been plagued by “stalkers” at her Tribeca home as well as homes she owns in California and Rhode Island.

Representatives for Swift and Crowe have been contacted for comment.