A Taylor Swift fan was seen leaving court after being arrested for trying to break into her home

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A Taylor Swift fan who allegedly vandalized the facade of the popstar’s apartment and crashed her car near her building was seen smiling and waving after being released from court on Friday.

Morgan Mank, 31, of Virginia, was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court after being arrested for allegedly driving the wrong way on Franklin Street in Tribeca before backing up and hitting a fire hydrant near the star building.

He also allegedly tried to remove the intercom from the wall next to the building’s front door and tried to get inside, telling officers he wouldn’t leave until he was met. Swift.

He walked out of court on Friday wearing a medical boot on his right foot and continued to wave and smile at the cameras. It is not known why he was wearing a boot or if he was injured in the accident.

The fan had been placed under arrest after a 911 call was made to the NYPD around 3 a.m. Thursday.

“I’m here to see Taylor Swift. If she was just an adult and opened the door, the police wouldn’t have to come,” he reportedly said.

It’s unclear if Swift was at her apartment at the time of the incident.

Mank was taken to the hospital for an evaluation and was later arrested for drunk driving and impaired driving. He was released on probation on Friday and given a protective order.

Morgan Mank, 31, was seen being released from Manhattan Criminal Court after being arraigned on Friday for vandalizing the exterior of Taylor Swift’s Tribeca apartment.

Mank was arrested Thursday morning after allegedly driving on the wrong side of Swift's street and crashing into his apartment building before attempting to rip the intercom on the wall near the front door.

Mank was arrested Thursday morning after allegedly driving on the wrong side of Swift’s street and crashing into his apartment building before attempting to rip the intercom on the wall near the front door.

Mank was taken to hospital for a mental evaluation and was later charged with drunk driving and impaired driving.

Mank was taken to hospital for a mental evaluation and was later charged with drunk driving and impaired driving.

He was released unsupervised and given a protective order

He was released unsupervised and given a protective order

Mank hails from a town called Ashburn – about 250 miles from New York – where neighbors have reported that the Swiftie stays mostly alone.

“It’s like scary for her (Swift) and it’s funny to hear because of course Ashburn is on the card for something so terrible,” her neighbor Oriana Molland told WUSA9. ‘I was like, there’s no way!’

He also worked at a recycling warehouse near Berryville, where he was reported to have been seen on Tuesday.

That day, he also tagged Swift in a tweet saying “Wish you all the best.” Cya @taylorswift13.’

He later allegedly tweeted “If I could make a suggestion you should pull yourself together because you are actually crazy”, but later told the HR department it was because of issues he was having with his owner.

“I have to say it’s amazing. Morgan has only worked for us for the past three weeks in our warehouse. He came out in the last few days. Well… I guess we know why. I can’t even understand it,” his company responded in a statement.

Mank tweeted 'Wish you all the best.  Cya @taylorswift13' Tuesday

Mank tweeted ‘Wish you all the best. Cya @taylorswift13’ Tuesday

It currently remains if Taylor Swift was in the building at the time of the incident.

It currently remains if Taylor Swift was in the building at the time of the incident.

Mank allegedly walked down Franklin Street in Tribeca to try to meet her

Mank allegedly walked down Franklin Street in Tribeca to try to meet her

Mank allegedly tried to enter the building and refused to leave until he met Swift

Mank allegedly tried to enter the building and refused to leave until he met Swift

Footage from the building after the incident shows the badly damaged intercom with a series of exposed wires dangling out of the device

Footage from the building after the incident shows the badly damaged intercom with a series of exposed wires dangling out of the device

This isn’t the first time Swift has been targeted by an unwanted guest.

Over the summer, the singer faced a fear of harassment after a man was arrested for trying to enter her New York apartment.

Patrick Nissen, 28, entered the hallway of Swift’s apartment building before police were called to the scene, TMZ reported.

“I was doing what felt comfortable,” Nissen told the New York Daily News as he left Manhattan Criminal Court.

The Daily News asked Nissen about his fascination with the Love Story singer and he replied, “What, you don’t know about her?”

“I love it,” Nissen told the outlet.

Fortunately, the pop superstar was not in her apartment when Nissen entered the building, law enforcement sources told TMZ.

Nissen was initially charged with criminal trespassing, but pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct violation and was sentenced to community service.

Swift has been targeted by a number of unwanted male guests over the past few years

Swift has been targeted by a number of unwanted male guests over the past few years

In April 2021, a 52-year-old man named Hanks Johnson was arrested after attempting to break into Taylor’s Tribeca building, according to the New York Daily News.

It was part of a pattern with the man, who reportedly showed up at his apartment building at least five times in the six months leading up to this incident.

In 2018, page 6 reported that Roger Alvarado, a 22-year-old man from Florida, attempted to break into his townhouse.

Police sources said at the time he managed to get in after using a ladder to climb up to a window and smashing it.

During his stay with her, he reportedly took a shower and then fell asleep in one of her beds.

Several other men have also been arrested for stalking and trespassing in recent years.

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