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Taylor Swift's Dad Fought Off Home Intruder At Florida Penthouse Apartment -- DETAILS!

Taylor Swift's father fights off attacker at Florida penthouse apartment

Thank goodness Taylor Swift‘s dad is safe and sound after a truly horrifying ordeal.

Scott Swift reportedly had a very scary encounter last month when he happened upon an intruder in his penthouse in St. Petersburg, Florida. According to Pinellas County court documents recently unearthed by the Tampa Bay Times, the incident actually occurred on January 17, even though it’s only being reported publicly now.

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Per the court docs, a man named Terrence Hoover snuck past the “fully gated and guarded entrance” to the property and made a mad dash towards the building’s parking garage. Once there, he allegedly got right into the emergency stairwell, which is supposed to remain locked at all times but was, for some reason, unsecured.

Video surveillance footage captured him entering the property just before 10:00 p.m. local time that evening; he quickly used the stairs to go all the way up to the top floor where he had easy access to the Swift residence. Scott was there, though, and seconds later he reportedly saw the suspect run-up towards the home. Oh, no!

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Thankfully it appears Taylor’s dad is doing just fine after this scary home invasion ordeal! / (c) Ivan Nikolov/WENN

As the court docs state, “a struggle ensued between the homeowner” and Hoover, after which the alleged burglar apparently fled the property. Wow. Talk about a scary situation! It doesn’t appear Scott was physically injured, thankfully…

But here’s where things get weird: Hoover later called the cops himself to report an encounter with a man living at the condominium (Scott, presumably, as he is the listed owner of the home according to property records). That’s right — the alleged trespasser called the police on Swift! WTF?! St. Petersburg cops became immediately suspicious, though, when Hoover refused to return to the building on his own or meet with police to share his story.

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So the police went to Scott with a photo lineup instead, and he picked out Hoover as the man who broke into his place. Police were finally able to track him down several weeks later, and they arrested him and booked him in jail, charging him with burglary and holding him on a $50,000 bond. It’s unclear when he’ll face his next court date.

What a crazy, scary story. Here’s to Scott for apparently defending himself and all, but man… so much could have gone wrong! Very unsettling to think about!

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Feb 18, 2020 11:07am PDT