Taylor Swift stalker released and put on probation after breaking into singer's home

On Tuesday, the Florida man who broke into Taylor Swift‘s New York City home last April was released from jail early and put on five-years probation.

Roger Alvarado, 22, was sentenced to serve nine months at the Manhattan Criminal Court.

Fortunately, the Shake it Off singer was not at the scene of the crime as she had not yet moved into her brand new Soho townhouse when the incident occurred.

The suspect was found sleeping in Swift’s bed by the local authorities. According to Page Six, he had also used her shower.

A neighbour reported the home invasion after seeing a ladder perched up against the 29-year-old singer’s home. Alvarado was found guilty of criminal contempt and attempted burglary.

Taylor Swift during the 'Reputation' tour at Tokyo Dome on Nov. 21, 2018, in Tokyo, Japan.

Taylor Swift during the 'Reputation' tour at Tokyo Dome on Nov. 21, 2018, in Tokyo, Japan.

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This wasn’t the first report of a break-in attempt by Alvarado. The obsessed fan was charged last February with breaking through the front door of Swift’s US$18-million property with a shovel.

Alvarado has reportedly planned to return home to Florida now that his sentence is complete.

He is now facing five years probation and is required to complete a mental-health rehabilitation program.

Taylor Swift attends the InStyle And Warner Bros. Golden Globes After Party 2019 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Taylor Swift attends the InStyle And Warner Bros. Golden Globes After Party 2019 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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As of this writing, Swift or her representatives have not commented on the matter.

Swift currently has no scheduled tour dates. She is expected to be working on the highly-anticipated follow-up to her latest record, Reputation (2017).

adam.wallis@globalnews.ca

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