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Taylor Swift Jokes About Car Crashing Into Her Front Gate During Police Chase
A police chase ended in front of Taylor Swift's house earlier this week, but Swift had a great response to the strange event on social media.
Days after four fugitives from justice ended a police chase by crashing into the front gate outside of her home, Taylor Swift took to social media to react.
A 19-year-old man crashed a stolen car into the front gate of Swift’s Rhode Island home early Tuesday. The police pursuit took off at around 1 a.m. on Tuesday after an officer noticed a car without license plates and tried to pull the vehicle over, according to local outlet The Westerly Sun.
After the officer got out of the patrol car and tried to approach the vehicle, the driver sped away, prompting officers to pursue the car, which reached 65 miles per hour while fleeing from authorities through the Westerly neighborhood, according to the outlet.
The suspect, who has since been identified as Hartford, Connecticut resident Shykeim Edwin Lewis, struck the wall outside Swift’s house while traveling at around 35 miles per hour, and subsequently ricocheted into the entrance gate, the publication reports. Lewis and two occupants in the car — 18-year-old Kajae Correa and a 16-year-old boy whose name has not been shared — were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
A fourth occupant of the car, 18-year-old Taquan Nealey, fled the scene on foot but was later tracked down by police after his brother, driving a car with Connecticut license plates, came to the area to retrieve him, according to The Westerly Sun's report. He was allowed to leave after giving a written statement, police reportedly said.
Swift responded to the news on Twitter days later by dropping one of her own lyrics, according to Instagram account @commentsbycelebs.
“Nothing good starts in a getaway car,” she wrote, referencing the first line of her song “Getaway Car” and adding a shrugging emoji.
Lewis has been charged with reckless driving by engaging police in a high-speed pursuit, obstructing a police officer, and driving with a suspended or denied license, in addition to being slammed with a felony charge of receiving stolen goods, according to The Westerly Sun. Police, who say that the investigation is ongoing, also told the outlet that they believe that the group may be responsible for similar crimes in the area.
Police have confirmed that the car’s occupant did not seem to know that it was Swift’s home they had crashed into, according to the Associated Press.