Taylor Swift's alleged stalker arrested in Texas

Taylor Swift performs on the eve of the Formula One US Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas on October 22. Photo / AP
Taylor Swift performs on the eve of the Formula One US Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas on October 22. Photo / AP

Taylor Swift's alleged stalker has been arrested for following her in Texas

Frank Andrew Hoover, 39, was taken into police custody last week after he violated a protective order Taylor, 26, has against him by following her motorcade from the Formula 1 racetrack in Austin, Texas, to the airport after her October 22 concert.

TMZ reports that he got within 25 to 50 feet of Taylor's car - even though she has a protective order against him which states that he must stay 500 feet away from her at all times - and told her security team he wanted a picture and to "possibly accompany Taylor wherever she goes".

Taylor Swift performs at Circuit of the Americas. Photo / AP
Taylor Swift performs at Circuit of the Americas. Photo / AP

He has reportedly bombarded her father Scott Swift with emails over the past few months, including one which read: "Without her, I walk the earth alone forever and she'll continue to experience failed relationships that break her heart."

E! News reports that he also sent threatening messages to Scott, with one saying: "God is going to kill all the Swifts and then the issue will go away." He also included a picture of the singer with the caption, "A w***e named Satan dies."

He is currently being held on $100,000 bail.

The 'Bad Blood' hitmaker had been forced to secure restraining orders against a number of stalkers in the past.

Taylor Swift fans at the Circuit of the Americas F1 track while they wait for the star. Photo / AP
Taylor Swift fans at the Circuit of the Americas F1 track while they wait for the star. Photo / AP

Timothy Sweet was ordered to stay away from her and her parents, Andrea and Scott, for three years in March 2014 after he sent her dozens of emails, letters and social media posts declaring his love for her.

He also allegedly threatened to "kill any man," including US Secretary of State John Kerry, who came between him and Taylor, as he believed he and the singer were married.

And Christian Ewing was arrested and charged after being taken down by four of the 'Blank Space' singer's bodyguards when he snuck into her concert at Petco Park in San Diego, California last year and jumped up on stage alongside the star.

Although he was eventually dragged away, one member of Taylor's team is believed to have suffered a broken rib during the incident.

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