Charges dropped against man who trespassed on Taylor Swift's property
Jacob Kulke was arrested on December 14.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
The charges against a Wisconsin man who was discovered trespassing at a home linked to country sensation Taylor Swift earlier this month were dropped on Thursday.
Twenty-four-year-old Jacob Kulke was arrested on December 14 after security discovered he had climbed a fence and a secured gate to the home, which Swift may have purchased for her parents in 2011, located on Harding Place.
Kulke was said to have had a pocketknife on him at the time of his arrest.
He told police that he was in contact with someone at the house through social media. He said he was dating her, it was her birthday and he wanted to surprise her.
"I think this whole thing is a result of a misunderstanding on the behalf of the security guard. I guess it wasn't even the Swift's residence. I understood that it was a guest house," attorney Sean McKinney previously told Nashville's News 2.
He added, "[Kulke] has a great deal of respect for Ms. Swift and her privacy. I don't think she was ever in any kind of danger and neither was her family."
Kulke is also wanted in Brighton, Colorado for contempt of court/probation violation in regard to a burglary case.