Man Accused Of Taylor Swift Break-In Now Charged With �Doing Donuts� On Trump�s Putting Greens


A 26-year-old New Jersey man has been charged with causing more than $20,000 in damage to the Trump National Golf Course by doing donuts near two different putting greens, just days after he allegedly broke into one of Taylor Swift’s home.

Richard J. McEwan was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with criminal mischief. The prosecutor office confirmed McEwan also was recently charged with breaking into Swift’s beachfront mansion in Rhode Island. He apparently took off his shoes in the home because he wanted to be polite. McEwan was charged with breaking and entering and willful trespassing in the Swift case. Police said no one was home when the break-in occurred.

On September 3rd, police received a call reporting property damage to the Trump National course in Bedminster, New Jersey. Arriving officers learned that around 5:30 p.m., a course employee reported seeing a vehicle doing donuts on the 11th hole. The employee told police he was standing on the fairway when he heard loud music playing, turned and spotted a Ford sedan occupied by one person vandalizing the hole. The damage to the grounds was estimated at more than $10,000.

Then, around 3:36 p.m. Sunday, police responded to the course again for a report of a vehicle doing donuts on the 13th green, which caused damage estimated to be between $7,000 and $9,000. When police arrived, witnesses reported a blue Ford compact car with a Rutgers sticker was seen being driven by a young white male. Police obtained a partial license plate of the vehicle. An investigation led to the identity of the vehicle as a 2006 Ford Focus belonging to McEwan. On Tuesday, McEwan was located at his home, taken into custody and charged with criminal mischief, a third-degree crime, and released pending a future court date.