Taylor Swift suspect charged in Trump golf course damage

President Donald Trump responds to a question outside the clubhouse at Trump International Golf Club

President Donald Trump responds to a question outside the clubhouse at Trump International Golf Club

McEwan was arrested late Monday for allegedly doing "doughnuts" at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

Somerset County prosecutors say Richard J. McEwan, 26, of Milford, drove onto the green twice in one week and spun doughnuts on two of the holes.

And if you feel like McEwan's mugshot looks familiar, it's because he's also the perpetrator who was recently caught trying breaking into singer Taylor Swift's home a week prior. The Associated Press, which has confirmed his reports he took off his shoes before entering Swift's home because he wanted to be polite.

He was accused of scaling a wall to gain access into Taylor Swift's $6.65million mansion in Westerly, Rhode Island, on August 30. He broke a glass door and began wandering the home in search of Swift.

He was arrested Tuesday at his home in Hunterdon County.

Somerset County Prosecutor's Office
Somerset County Prosecutor's Office

McEwan told investigators he removed his orange shoes, because he was taught to be respectful as a guest in someone else's home. He managed to escape before police could arrive, although he left behind a black piece of plastic from his vehicle with the word "Ford" on it.

According to the county prosecutor's office, the damage caused by McEwan to the golf course was "estimated to be in excess of $10,000" for September 3 and an additional $7,000 to $9,000 on Sunday.

Days later, police say McEwan was back at it in his home state.

For the most recent allegations at the golf course, Trump was reported to not be at the location but did spend time there during July, according to his public schedule. McEwan was charged with breaking and entering and willful trespassing. The Somerset police statement said, "Upon arrival of officers, a witness advised police that a blue Ford compact vehicle with a Rutgers sticker on it was seen being driven by a younger white male".

Using part of the license plate number seen by a witness, investigators tracked down the 2006 Ford Focus to McEwan, prosecutors said Tuesday.

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