A 33-year-old man identified as David Crowe from Seattle has been arrested three times within a span of five days for allegedly stalking Taylor Swift outside her Manhattan residence, according to police reports and law enforcement sources.
The incidents occurred near the “Shake It Off” singer’s home in Tribeca, with the first arrest taking place over the weekend, the second on Monday, January 22, and the third two days later, as confirmed by the NYPD and sources familiar with the matter.
Crowe, described as sporting an unkempt beard and long brown hair, was seen lingering around Swift’s residence, reportedly asking people in the vicinity whether the pop star lived there.
The security team member of Swift’s residence notified patrolling police officers, who subsequently detained Crowe on both occasions.
During the first arrest, officers observed Crowe allegedly harassing multiple individuals in the area. He was then taken into custody and charged with two counts each of harassment and stalking, according to police statements.
Despite his proximity to Swift’s home, authorities clarified that Crowe did not attempt to break into the property but was merely loitering outside.
Sources suggested that Crowe may be emotionally disturbed.
The sequence of events unfolded as follows: on Saturday around 1:30 p.m., security personnel contacted 9-1-1 after Crowe allegedly attempted to enter Swift’s residence.
Upon checking police records, officers discovered two outstanding arrest warrants dating back to 2017 for offenses unrelated to the Swift incident.
Crowe was arrested on those warrants on Saturday but was not initially charged for attempting to enter Swift’s residence.
However, he reappeared near Swift’s building on Monday around 6 p.m., prompting another round of calls to 9-1-1 by concerned neighbors and security personnel.
Crowe was reportedly acting erratically during this encounter.
His last arrest occurred just two hours after being arraigned on stalking and harassment charges.
He was given supervised release, according to the Manhattan DA’s office.
Authorities say he was arrested again at 1:30 p.m. after violating his protection order by rummaging through a dumpster near Swift’s home.
Crowe told reporters as he was led away that he was looking for his pants that were thrown in the dumpster when “they falsely arrested me.”
The man also told reporters he had no place to stay.
In the criminal complaint, prosecutors note that Crowe visited the area around Swift’s home roughly 30 times in the past two months and was asked to leave by Swift’s security personnel numerous times.
Crowe is being represented by a public defender, and he has not entered into a plea with the prosecution.
It remains unclear whether Taylor Swift was present at her Manhattan residence during either of the incidents. The pop star has not addressed the matter on her social media accounts, and her publicist has not responded to requests for comment.
Swift’s Manhattan townhouse has unfortunately been targeted in multiple incidents of break-ins when the pop star was not present, some involving individuals identified by law enforcement as stalkers.
n a notable incident from 2022, a man faced charges of trespassing and stalking after allegedly gaining entry into two Tribeca residences associated with Swift.
Similarly, during the same year, another individual was arrested for crashing a vehicle into the townhouse, reportedly expressing a desire to meet Swift to law enforcement.
In 2018, a separate incident involved a man breaking into her townhouse and taking a nap, as reported by police. This individual faced charges again in the subsequent year for another break-in following a period of incarceration.
Law enforcement has also reported instances of alleged stalkers being apprehended at some of Swift’s other properties, including residences in Beverly Hills, California, and Watch Hill, Rhode Island.