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Taylor Swift's Stalker Was Arrested For Allegedly Breaking Into Her Home Again

Roger Alvarado allegedly used a ladder to prop himself on a ledge and break a glass door to gain entry to the pop star's home.

Last updated on March 7, 2019, at 4:27 p.m. ET

Posted on March 7, 2019, at 2:29 p.m. ET

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A man was arrested early Thursday for allegedly breaking into Taylor Swift’s Manhattan townhouse for the third time.

The man, Roger Alvarado, recently served six months in prison after pleading guilty to breaking into the pop star’s home last year, taking a shower, and sleeping in her bed. As was the case on Thursday, no one was home at the time.

In February 2018, Alvarado was arrested on charges of breaking Swift's front door with a shovel, the Associated Press reported.

On Thursday, Alvarado used a ladder to prop himself on a ledge and break a glass door to gain entry into Swift's home, "attempting to remove property," New York police said.

He was arrested around 2:30 a.m.

Alvarado was charged with burglary, criminal contempt, criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools. His booking photo was not released.

The news comes just one day after Swift was featured in a piece for Elle magazine in which she talked about personal measures she takes to feel safe.

“My fear of violence has continued into my personal life,” Swift told the magazine. “I carry QuikClot army grade bandage dressing, which is for gunshot or stab wounds.”

Swift said she takes the precautions because “websites and tabloids have taken it upon themselves to post every home address [she's] ever had online.”

“You get enough stalkers trying to break into your house and you kind of start prepping for bad things,” she said.

Swift on Thursday afternoon referred to her comments in Elle in a caption she posted to Instagram.

"We have to live bravely in order to truly feel alive, and that means not being ruled by our greatest fears," she wrote.

Representatives for Swift did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News’ request for comment.

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