Taylor Swift Gets Restraining Order Against Suspected Stalker With Knife

Police say man told them he drove straight from Colorado to California to “maybe get a hug”

Last Updated: May 16, 2018 @ 6:16 PM

Taylor Swift obtained a temporary restraining order Wednesday against a man who showed up at her California home carrying multiple masks, a knife, rope and ammunition in his car in April, according to court paperwork obtained by TheWrap.

According to the paperwork, 38-year-old Colorado man Julius Sandrock arrived at Swift’s home on April 14, and a security guard reported his presence to police.

A police report from the Beverly Hills Police Department states that Sandrock told law enforcement “that he recently went through a divorce and the last time he felt happiness was when he listened to Taylor Swift’s last album, ‘Bad Reputation.'”

The report goes on to say that Sandrock said he drove straight from Colorado to California “with the specific intent of seeing Taylor Swift’s home and a bar where he believed she filmed the music video, ‘Delicate.'”

“During my conversation with Sandrock he could not articulate any other tourist locations he planned to visit except for wanting to see Taylor Swift’s house to attempt to take a picture, get a selfie and maybe get a hug,” the police report continues.

Sandrock was arrested on a stalking charge and for violating probation, the paperwork states, but he was subsequently released.

The temporary restraining order forbids Sandrock from coming within 500 yards of Swift, her home and her job or workplace, which “should include, but not be limited to, any concerts and public appearances.”

The restraining order expires on June 6, the same day that a hearing on the matter has been scheduled.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.