Joshua Christian arrested for allegedly stalking Taylor Swift at NYC home

A Brooklyn man has been arrested for allegedly stalking Taylor Swift at her Tribeca home.

Joshua Christian, 35, of Crown Heights, was busted Friday and charged with stalking and criminal trespass, the NYPD said.

The creep allegedly showed up at two residential buildings on Franklin Street linked to the 32-year-old pop superstar twice in the last few months.

He got through an unlocked door at 153 Franklin Street — where Swift owns an $18 million townhouse — on March 26 at around 11:05 am and remained there “unlawfully,” cops said.

The accused stalker fled the building after being confronted by security.

Then last month, at about 10:50 am on June 12, he allegedly snuck into 155 Franklin Street and “made threats through the intercom toward a 32-year-old female,” police said.

Joshua Christian being arraigned on July 2 for stalking Taylor Swift.
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The creep allegedly showed up at two residential buildings on Franklin Street linked to the 32-year-old pop superstar twice in the last few months.

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The “Shake it Off” singer owns several units in the building. Swift has a long history of being targeted by stalkers.

Christian was taken into custody at the NYPD’s First Precinct in Tribeca.

He appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court late Saturday afternoon wearing a white shirt, white pants and black shoes and with his long brown hair flowing.

Christian had a prior arrest in Florida for reckless driving, a prosecutor said.

When Judge Abraham Clott asked him if he wanted to waive extradition, he had a long conversation with his lawyer, prompting the judge to hold over the case until night court started.

Christian then turned to the courtroom and yelled “Are you all the biggest jokers in history or actually real? Prove you’re real. Prove you’re real.”

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Swift has been previously targeted by stalkers.
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Christian appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court late Saturday afternoon.
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He was yanked out of the courtroom by court officers.

Michelle Yang, who works at the Wing Hang Chinese restaurant near Christian’s home, said he was a regular customer who likes lo mein.

“He’s pretty quiet. He doesn’t really talk that much,” Yang said. “Usually he’s just out and he would walk his dog by himself. It’s pretty bizarre because he was pretty normal, just maybe quiet.”

But a man who worked at the Peoples Organic Market and Juice Bar said Christian seemed as if he had “mental problems.”

The worker, who gave his name as Mo, said “I ask him a question like if he needs a bag or something and he says ‘I’m over it.’”

Additional reporting by Dean Balsam

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