Sunday, January 25, 2015

Man handed probation for trespassing on Taylor Swift's property

A man accused of trespassing on Taylor Swift's beachfront property in Rhode Island on three separate occasions has been sentenced to 18 months of probation.

Man handed probation for trespassing on Taylor Swift's property

Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift looks well dressed after leaving the gym in New York City
Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift looks well dressed after leaving the gym in New York City

A man accused of trespassing on Taylor Swift's beachfront property in Rhode Island on three separate occasions has been sentenced to 18 months of probation.

Daniel P. Cole was initially taken into custody and charged in December after he parked his pick-up truck outside the singer's Watch Hill home and refused to move. Police were called to the scene to investigate and the Massachusetts resident allegedly became involved in an altercation with officers, just 12 days after Swift's security guards had to escort Cole off the star's estate.

The second incident landed the 39 year old a no trespassing order, but cops found him back on the property in March, when he was also slapped with a no contact ruling, demanding he keep his distance from the singer and her home, according to local paper The Westerly Sun. He pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of willful trespassing and disorderly conduct, but was convicted on Thursday after a three-day trial in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Judge Frank Cenerini ordered Cole serve probation and undergo anger management screening and counseling. He also renewed the no trespassing and no contact orders. Cole hasn't been the only unwelcome visitor at Swift's Rhode Island luxury house - three people recently pleaded not guilty to disorderly conduct charges after allegedly hurling beer bottles at the mansion in June.

The singer was not home at the time of either incident.

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