KEY POINTS

  • Terrence Hoover, 30, allegedly sneaked into the gated Vinoy Place Condiminiums on Jan. 17
  • He was allegedly caught breaking into the penthouse of Taylor Swift's parents, Scott and Andrea, as the couple were returning home and was fought off by Scott Swift
  • Hoover is facing charges of burglary and was being held on $50,000 bail

Police in St. Petersburg, Florida, faced charges Tuesday for allegedly breaking into the penthouse where Taylor Swift’s parents live and her father reportedly fought him off.

Terrence Joseph Hoover, 30, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly breaking in to the penthouse belonging to Scott and Andrea Swift. Police reportedly found him hiding out in Marion County, more than 100 miles north of St. Petersburg.

He is facing charges of burglary. Bail was set at $50,000.

Police said the alleged break-in occurred on Jan. 17 at Vinoy Place Condominiums. A man allegedly snuck past the guarded and gated entrance, and worked his way to one of the three buildings. He allegedly gained access to the emergency stairwell that was reportedly left unlocked and climbed up to the top floor.

Scott Swift said he and his wife were exiting an elevator on their return home when they allegedly saw Hoover entering their home and confronted him. The two reportedly had a short “struggle” before Hoover fled the grounds on foot.

Hoover reportedly called the St. Petersburg Police Department about the alleged fight, but did not return to Vinoy Place.

Police began investigating the alleged altercation after Hoover’s reported call and talking with the Swifts. An arrest warrant was filed for Hoover in Pinellas County, which said security footage showed Hoover sneaking into Vinoy Place at the time of the break-in.

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