Monday 23 April 2018

Man ‘robbed bank to impress Taylor Swift’

Police said it seemed Bruce Rowley ‘wanted to propose’ to the pop star.

Taylor Swift (Isabel Infantes/PA)
Taylor Swift (Isabel Infantes/PA)

By Associated Press Reporter

A man with a crush on singer Taylor Swift robbed a bank and then went to the pop star’s mansion on Rhode Island where he threw cash over a fence in an attempt to impress her, police have said.

Bruce Rowley, from Derby, Connecticut, is charged with robbing a bank in Ansonia on April 4.

Police said “it seemed he wanted to propose” to Swift, so he drove about 60 miles to Westerly, Rhode Island, and started throwing some of the roughly 1,600 dollars (£1,100) he is charged with stealing over Swift’s fence.

Rowley was pursued by Rhode Island State Police back to Connecticut where he was arrested.

That is where he allegedly told police about his plan.

The 26-year-old was held on 100,000 dollar bail at his arraignment.

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