Taylor Swift’s alleged Lower Manhattan stalker found mentally unfit to stand trial

The man who has been allegedly stalking Taylor Swift at her Tribeca townhouse over the last several months made bizarre claims as he was again taken away in cuffs.
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Taylor Swift’s alleged Lower Manhattan stalker has been deemed mentally unfit to stand trial, according to court documents.

David Crowe, 33 — who was allegedly so infatuated with the pop star he repeatedly lurked outside of her Tribeca residence for several months and allegedly rummaged through her trash — has been remanded to a psychiatric facility.

Crowe will be placed into the Office of Mental Health to receive treatment, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office confirmed.

The declaration comes after Crowe was accused of visiting the “Blank Space” singer’s home some 30 times since November. In January, the obsessed fan was cuffed three times, one of which was for apparently trying to break into the house.

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File – Taylor Swift performs during “The Eras Tour,” Monday, Aug. 7, 2023, at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Megastar Swift dominated popular culture in 2023, going on the first-ever $1 billion tour and getting named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Upon being released from jail on Jan. 24, Crowe apparently made a beeline right from the courthouse back to Swift’s Franklin Street townhouse where he was found dumpster-diving.

“I was grabbing my pants that they threw in the dumpster when they falsely arrested me,” Crowe told reporters as he was taken away in cuffs that night, eyes bulging.

A judge remanded Crowe for disobeying an order of protection prohibiting him skulking in the area, something court documents say they have ample evidence of through time stamped photographs.

After being examined by a medical professional, prosecutors said, the physician recommended that Crowe be placed in medical care — something to which the judge agreed.