Taylor Swift Stalker Arrested in Austin
Taylor Swift’s alleged stalker Frank Andrew Hoover has been arrested in Austin for repeatedly violating a restraining order. The main incident took place last month, but the man was only arrested this past Thursday.
As Gossip Cop reported, Swift was in Austin in late October for a one-off concert in celebration of the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix. According to police, the 39-year-old Hoover trailed the superstar’s motorcade as she traveled following the show from the Circuit of the Americas venue to the location for Atlantic Aviation Fixed Base Operations, a private terminal at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. He is accused of coming within 20 to 50 feet of the star’s motorcade, and telling airport staff he wanted to go on Swift’s private plane.
Swift’s family previously obtained a lifetime restraining order against Hoover in Kansas. That required him to stay at least 500 feet away from her and not have any direct or indirect with her or her family. His alleged behavior a few weeks ago would be in violation of that protective agreement. Hoover is also accused of sending disturbing emails to Swift’s father between August and October, some of which allegedly threatened violence.
It apparently took some time for cops to track Hoover down, though. He wasn’t taken into custody until this week, and he’s now being held on $100,000 bond for a third degree felony. It’s the latest in a number of disturbing incidents the singer has had to deal with, including unwanted intruders coming to her homes in New York, Rhode Island and Los Angeles. Swift is also currently embroiled in a lawsuit with a radio deejay accused of groping her at a concert.