Country singer Taylor Swift can breathe a sigh of relief after her stalker was arrested on Friday morning. Twenty-four-year-old Jacob Skulke was charged with trespassing on the grounds of Taylor’s home in Nashville, Tennessee.
Reportedly, the nefarious fan scaled a fence and a gate before he was stopped in his tracks by Taylor’s security team. The authorities revealed that Jacob claimed that he had contacted Taylor through “social media” and also said that he was dating her. The cops also revealed that Jacob claimed he had taken a bus all of the way from Wisconsin in order to pay her a surprise visit on her birthday. Creepy, right?
He took to his Twitter account to say, “Happy Birthday @taylorswift13 !!!! :)” on Thursday, in addition to a photo of the skyline in Nashville. Jacob is also said to have a criminal record in Wisconsin and has served 13 months of probation for batter, drug possession and disorderly conduct.
We are not sure if Taylor was home at the time, but most recently she was in New York with her boyfriend Harry Styles. Her stalker was booked and held on a bond of $10,000 Friday.
Recently, Taylor spoke to “Cosmopolitan” magazine about being nervous with regard to stalkers. She said, “Sometimes you get a dude who kind of wants to steal you. That’s why I’m so grateful I have people looking after me like (my bodyguard). I get told if there’s been an attempt or a threat. My security texts me a picture and says, ‘Look out for this dude; he’s driven across the country, he’s off his meds’, or something like that. No one has ever been successful in getting into my house or anything like that. I have an amazing security team.”