A man identified as David Crowe, 33, has been ordered held without bail after being arrested once again in front of Taylor Swift’s home in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood.
Crowe faces charges of second-degree criminal contempt following repeated violations of a protective order mandating his distance from the pop star and her residence.
Prosecutors revealed that Crowe, who was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court, had been observed near Swift’s residence approximately 30 times since November 25 by an unidentified security worker.
Despite multiple warnings to stay away, Crowe persisted in his attempts to approach Swift’s townhouse, prompting his latest arrest.
Crowe’s behavior has raised concerns among residents, with witnesses reporting him digging through a dumpster near Swift’s apartment before being apprehended by the New York City Police Department.
Despite facing previous charges of stalking and harassment, Crowe allegedly continued his attempts to contact Swift, even sporting a sweatshirt featuring a quote by Ursula K Le Guin during his latest arrest.
Efforts to reach Crowe’s attorney for comment were unsuccessful, leaving many questions surrounding his motives and mental state unanswered.
With a psychiatric exam now ordered, authorities are taking measures to address the persistent threat posed by individuals like Crowe, whose fixation on celebrities can escalate into dangerous obsessions.
Swift, who has faced numerous incidents of stalking and harassment over the years, has yet to publicly comment on the recent developments.
However, the incident underscores the ongoing challenges faced by high-profile figures in maintaining their privacy and safety in an era of relentless scrutiny and intrusion.