Taylor Swift recently admitted to being paranoid about stalkers and over-zealous fans, and rightly so – a man claiming to be her boyfriend was arrested outside her Nashville home for trespassing.
According to reports, 24-year-old Jacob Kulke jumped a fence on Swift’s property early Friday morning. He was caught and detained by the singer’s security team. When police arrived, Kulke reportedly told them that he was Swift’s boyfriend and that he had been communicating with her over social media. Kulke said he had taken a bus from Wisconsin to surprise Swift for her 23rd birthday, which was Thursday. Officers arrested him for trespassing at 1:45 a.m.
Kulke, whose criminal past includes convictions on charges of battery, drug possession and disorderly conduct, was arrested and booked for trespassing at a nearby jail. Bond was set at $10,000.
It is unclear if Swift was at home when Kulke was caught. She has not commented on the incident.
Swift, who is rumored to be dating One Direction musician Harry Styles, recently told British Cosmopolitan magazine that she is thankful for her security team. "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)," she said.
“Over the past couple of years it’s got worse. I get told if there’s been an attempt or a threat. My security text me a picture and say, ‘Look out for this dude; he’s driven across the country, he’s off his meds,’ or something like that,” Swift revealed.
“No one has ever been successful in getting into my house or anything like that. I have an amazing security team,” she added.