Man charged with breaking into Taylor Swift's New York City apartment -- again

SOHO, Manhattan (WABC) -- He was trouble when he walked in -- again.

Taylor Swift's apparent super fan is accused of breaking into her townhouse in New York City for the third time.

Police said 23-year-old Roger Alvarado of Homestead, Florida, climbed a ladder and used a brick to break into the second-floor patio door of her Tribeca building around 2:20 a.m.

The Franklin Street residence is currently empty and under renovation.

Alvarado was charged with burglary, criminal contempt, criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools.

He has been arrested twice in the past for breaking into the same building. During one, he took a shower and slept in Swift's bed, but the singer has never been at the home at the time of any of the break-ins.

Swift has an active order of protection against Alvarado.

He was sentenced last months to six months in jail as part of a plea deal for a previous break-in in April. He was ordered to complete a mental-health program.

In an article published Wednesday, Swift told Elle Magazine that she fears violence and takes precautions , such as carrying military-grade quick-clotting agents to stop bleeding from potential gunshot or stab wounds.

"Websites and tabloids have taken it upon themselves to post every home address I've ever had online," Swift told the magazine. "You get enough stalkers trying to break into your house and you kind of start prepping for bad things."

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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