Charges dropped against man caught on Taylor Swift’s property
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Z100's Jingle Ball 2012 presented by Aeropostale at Madison Square Garden on Friday Dec. 7, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Published Friday, December 28, 2012 12:48PM EST
A man arrested for trespassing at Taylor Swift's home has had his charges dropped.
Jacob Kulke was caught on the grounds of the 'Red' hitmaker's property in Nashville, Tennessee on December 14, but his attorney Sean McKinney said prosecutors decided against pursuing the case because it would be a waste of taxpayers' money and the singer's representatives "did not see him as a threat".
He told E! News: "He is delighted. He wanted to prove that he didn't trespass and he is thrilled."
McKinney explained a number of factors contributed to the charges being dropped, such as Swift not possessing any "No Trespassing" signs, and because the 24-year-old fan thought he was allowed to enter the property after he was allegedly given permission by the guards.
However, prosecutors do still have a full year to decide whether or not to re-open the case if new evidence or information comes to light.
Swift - who is currently dating One Direction singer Harry Styles - is not thought to have been at home at the time of the incident.
Meanwhile, Kulke is due to appear in court on Jan. 29 to fight extradition back to Colorado, where he faces probation violations including a burglary charge.