BEVERLY HILLS—A man equipped with ammunition and a knife was arrested outside Taylor Swift’s Beverly Hills home on April 14. Swift was not at home when the suspect was apprehended. Authorities suspect that the individual was stalking the singer.
The suspect has been identified as Julius Sandrock, a 38-year-old Coloradan who admitted to authorities that he drove all the way from his home in Bloomfield, Colorado to see the singer.
Sandrock was wearing rubber gloves and a mask when authorities took him into custody. After they searched his vehicle, they found ammunition and a knife along with extra gloves and masks. Officers also found oxycodone and prescription medications on the individual. Sandrock told officers that he had a history of mental illness, including bipolar disorder and depression.
He was on probation in Colorado for firing one of the three guns he owns. Sandrock has been released from police custody, but authorities did manage to get a temporary restraining order against him, preventing him from possessing any guns.
This is not the first incident Swift has encountered in this month. On April 8, a transient climbed a wall onto the singer’s historic landmark in Beverly Hills, despite warnings from security guards. The suspect, Justin Christoph Lilly, 23, pleaded no contest on April 10 and was charged with trespassing and refusing to leave a private property. He was sentenced to three days in jail.
Lilly could have faced a maximum sentence of 6 months in jail. The case is still under investigation by the Beverly Hills Police Department. Swift was also in the news last week, after a man broke into her New York home via a window and slept in the singer’s bed. The man was taken into custody by officers from the New York Police Department. Swift was not home at the time the incident transpired.
Written By Candace Buford and Kelsey Thomas