Taylor Swift’s Dad Fought Off A Home Invader & Later Helped Police Catch Him

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Pop superstar Taylor Swift may have sung that she was “ready for combat” in her new song “The Archer,” but it was her father, Scott Swift, who had to put words to action last month. The 67-year-old managed to fight off a home invader who had broken into his home and later helped police identify the perpetrator, according to the Daily Mail.

The incident occurred on January 17, when the famous father returned to his $4 million penthouse at the Vinoy Place Towers in St. Petersburg, Florida, only to find it being burglarized. The thief was identified as 30-year-old Terrence Hoover, who had allegedly was able to break into the apartment by using the emergency escape stairwell and climbing all 13 floors to Swift’s residence. He had reportedly been inside for under a minute before Swift returned home.

Though Swift was more than twice Hoover’s age, it did not stop the former stockbroker as he reportedly took on the suspect, who quickly fled the scene.

Though Hoover ironically called to report the altercation, he remained on the loose after police were unable to locate him, the Daily Mail wrote. The suspect was finally found a week ago and was immediately arrested on charges of burglary.

Swift managed to get a final piece of justice after he identified Hoover out of a photo lineup.

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Hoover currently remains in jail on a $50,000 bond. This recent arrest is the latest in a number of charges that he has earned throughout the years, including the more serious crimes of domestic violence by strangulation, aggravated battery, kidnapping, and false imprisonment, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

It is not known whether Hoover had specifically targeted Swift’s residence or if it was chosen at random. The apartment spans the entire top floor of the luxury building and boasts three bedrooms spread over 5,359 square feet.

Fans of the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer will be relieved to know that Taylor was not with her father at the time.

Though Taylor did not make any comment on the incident, it is likely that the pop star was in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the time of the crime, preparing for the premiere of her documentary, Miss Americana. The Netflix production opened at the Sundance Film Festival, and documented Taylor’s life since releasing album Reputation and becoming a political activist.

The documentary also covered aspects of Taylor’s personal life. As previously covered by The Inquisitr, eagle-eyed fans went wild after they spotted the singer wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring in one of the scenes.