A man arrested for breaking into pop singer Taylor Swift’s home multiple times apparently has no regrets about his actions and would do it again if he could, according to his recent interview from jail.
Roger Alvarado, a 23-year-old Florida resident, was arrested and charged with burglary, criminal contempt, criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools last week after he broke into Swift’s New York City town home for the third time, according to Manhattan’s ABC affiliate, WABC-TV. Police allege that Alvarado used a brick to gain entry through the second-floor patio door into Swift’s currently unoccupied property, violating an order of protection in the process, the outlet reports.
Alvarado said during an interview with The New York Post on Friday that he doesn’t regret what he did.
“I don’t want to hurt her. I just wanted to speak to her, to talk to her. She seems nice [and] cool,” Alvarado said, according to the outlet.
When asked if he would break into Swift’s home again, Alvarado reportedly said that he “probably” would, and would use “more violence,” but not with Swift herself.
Alvarado was sentenced last month to six months in jail plus five years of probation after breaking into Swift’s property in April. Authorities say Alvarado broke a window to get inside, and then used her shower and slept in her bed before police found him. Swift was not home at the time of that incident, either; though she owns the property, she was not living there at the time of the break-in.
He pleaded guilty to one count of attempted burglary in the second degree and one count of criminal contempt in the first degree, and was ordered to seek mental health treatment. He had already served most of his time while awaiting his conviction.
Despite the repeated break-ins and attempts to get close to Swift, Alvarado told The Post that she is not his favorite singer.
“I’m not a superfan. I listen to a lot of hip-hop,” he said.
Swift has been plagued with stalkers in recent years, culminating in numerous break-ins and threatening letters.
The 29-year-old “Blank Space” singer opened up about her “fear of violence” during an interview with Elle magazine last week, revealing that she regularly carries “army grade bandage dressing” used for treating stabbing and gunshot wounds.
“Websites and tabloids have taken it upon themselves to post every home address I’ve ever had online,” she said. “You get enough stalkers trying to break into your house and you kind of start prepping for bad things.”
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