REPORT: Man arrested for vandalizing Trump golf course after B&E at Taylor Swift home

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

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A New Jersey man was arrested Monday night after allegedly doing “doughnuts” on the greens at President Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, N.J.

Richard J. McEwan, 26, was charged with criminal mischief after causing at least $17,000 in damage, according to CNBC. Police say McEwan did doughnuts twice in the last week on two different greens.

The article goes on to state the following:

McEwan was reportedly charged with breaking and entering and trespassing before being released on bond on Sept. 3. Later that same day, the first signs of damage were reported on Trump’s golf course.

“He will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” a Trump Organization spokesperson said in a statement to The Hill.

McEwan, from Milford, N.J., was also arrested for allegedly breaking into singer Taylor Swift’s house in Rhode Island.

The Westerly Sun reports:

According to a police report, officers were dispatched to the house [on around 5:10 p.m. after receiving a call from a witness who said a man had jumped the western fence along Lighthouse Road.

Lacey said an investigation determined that McEwan had driven from New Jersey to Rhode Island earlier in the day and parked on Bay Street before walking to the home and jumping the fence. He broke a glass door on the Lighthouse Road side of the home to gain entry and then proceeded to take his shoes off at the door before wandering the house “to find Taylor.”

“A pair of orange shoes were found at the doorway where he broke in. When officers asked him why he wasn’t wearing any, he told them ‘I was always taught that when you go into someone’s home, you have to take your shoes off,'” Lacey said. “He said he did it because it was polite.”

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