Featured Stories

Report: Taylor Swift’s Dad Fights off Burglar in his Florida Penthouse

Taylor Swift’s dad is reportedly not hurt after he recently fought off a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
The paper reported that Scott Swift returned to his home in the Vinoy Place Towers in St. Petersburg on Jan. 17 just moments after 30-year-old Terrence Hoover allegedly climbed an emergency escape stairwell and broke in.

The men reportedly fought before Hoover ran away, according to police records.

Hoover has a lengthy arrest record that includes domestic violence by strangulation, aggravated battery, burglary, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping and false imprisonment, the paper said.

Swift picked Hoover out of a photo lineup and police say Hoover called them to report the altercation. Hoover could not be found, however, until last week, when he was arrested on burglary charges. He was being held Monday on $50,000 bond.

Taylor Swift was not with her father and it is unclear whether the intruder targeted the home. The 30-year-old singer lives elsewhere.

Hoover’s mother told the newspaper that her son got lost while searching for his estranged wife and should only be charged with trespassing.

The penthouse encompasses the entire top floor of one Vinoy tower and includes 5,359 square feet, three bedrooms and three full baths.