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Man Arrested for Trying to Break Into Taylor Swift’s House

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A 24-year-old man took the bus from Wisconsin to Nashville with a very specific plan — to spend Taylor Swift‘s birthday with her. It didn’t work out quite like he had hoped.

Jacob Kulke was arrested for trespassing at the singer’s Nashville residence at 1:45AM Friday morning (Dec. 14). He hopped the fence, but was then detained by security. When the authorities arrived, he told them that he was dating Swift.

TMZ reports that Kulke said he used social media to get in contact with someone at Swift’s house, and that he was on his way to help celebrate her birthday with her. Swift turned 23 on Thursday, Dec. 13.

Kulke was booked, jailed and then held on $10,000 bond.

The man — who is rumored to have had a pocketknife on him at time of arrest — has a shadowy past. He was convicted of battery, disorderly conduct and drug possession in 2010 and placed on 13 months probation. Lucky for Swift, he was apprehended quickly this time around, and didn’t get a chance to come in contact with her. The ‘Begin Again’ singer was not home when the break-in occurred, and in fact was out of the country.

Recently, Swift acknowledged that since becoming famous, she has been stalked by several people, but that “it’s the price you pay for getting to do what you love.” She added, “You can let it take over your life and make you fearful all the time, or you can live your life in spite of it.”

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