Taylor Swift stalker Richard McEwan was arrested Tuesday after allegedly causing almost $20,000 worth of damage to President Donald Trump’s New Jersey golf course.
McEwan was polite enough to remove his shoes when he broke into Taylor Swift’s Rhode Island mansion on August 30. “He was taught to take his shoes off when entering someone’s home to be polite,” local police report. He “jumped a fence, broke a glass door and then took his shoes off before walking around the property to find Taylor.”
Four days later he showed no sympathy at all for the etiquette of golf. When you tear up the turf, you’re supposed to replace the “divot.” On September 3, at around 5:30p.m. the 26-year-old destroyed the 11th green of Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster.
The Somerset County prosecutor confirms that a golf course employee standing on the fairway of the 11th hole heard loud music coming from the green. He looked up to see a car “spinning around in circles.” Hurling your car around in a tight turn with the tires spinning is often called “doing donuts.” The damage was estimated at $10,000 to repair.
The employee called police who recovered “a piece of black plastic with the Ford brand name on it,” but that was their only clue. Five days later, the same blue Ford Focus was back. The same employee spotted it, again whirling around, this time circling the pin on the 13th hole. That racked up about another $8,000 in damages.
BREAKING: NJ man arrested for doing donuts on @TrumpBedminster golf course on 9/3 & 9/10 … Police say 26 yo Richard McEwan is also the same man arrested for breaking into @taylorswift13 RI home on 8/30 #nbc4ny pic.twitter.com/UDrPcg4ric
— Steven Bognar (@Bogs4NY) September 10, 2019
The grounds-keeper noticed a Rutgers University sticker and managed to get a partial plate number. That’s how police were able to track down the owner of the vehicle.
Westerly Police chief Shawn Lacey told reporters, “I feel really bad for the kid. I hope the guy gets the help he needs.” McEwan was charged with willful trespass on property and criminal mischief. The Trump Organization notes in a statement that “he will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
He was convinced that the government is watching him, so three months ago he quit his job. Apparently, he took President Trump’s recent order to the FBI personally. The one to round up anyone mentally ill enough to cause harm to others.
In the wake of recent mass shootings, Trump “asked the FBI to identify all further resources they need to investigate and disrupt hate crimes and domestic terrorism.” The president promised them “whatever they need.” It was clear to President Trump that “the internet has provided a dangerous avenue to radicalized disturbed minds to perform demented acts. We must shine a light on the dark recesses of the internet and stop mass murderers before they start.”
If the government had been watching Richard McEwan, then they wouldn’t let him go driving around on a golf course, twice.
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