Man arrested at Tenn. home tied to Taylor Swift

Man arrested at Tenn. home tied to Taylor Swift

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Singer Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on December 15, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 3:08 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a man jailed on a trespassing charge took a bus from Wisconsin to Nashville, climbed a fence at a home linked to singer Taylor Swift and told police he was there to surprise a woman on her birthday.

The singer is overseas and turned 23 Thursday. Swift's spokeswoman declined comment.

Court documents show 24-year-old Jacob Nicholas Kulke was arrested early Friday after climbing a fence and secured gate. The City Paper previously reported that the $2.5 million house in Belle Meade, a Nashville suburb, was bought last year by a trustee who handles property deals for Swift.

Kulke told police he had social media ties to someone at the home and he wanted to surprise her for her birthday. Court records don't show if he has a lawyer.

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