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Taylor Swift's father safe after fight with burglar

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Posted at 7:03 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 19:48:23-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Taylor Swift's father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that Scott Swift returned to his home in the Vinoy Place Towers on Jan. 17 just moments after 30-year-old Terrence Hoover used an emergency stairwell to climb 13 floors to enter it.

The paper says the men fought before Hoover ran. Hoover has a lengthy arrest record that includes burglary, aggravated assault and kidnapping. Swift picked Hoover out of a photo lineup, and police say Hoover, who claimed he had climbed the stairway to take photos of St. Petersburg when he was attacked by Swift, called them to report the altercation. He refused to return to speak to police, however, and was found last week and charged with burglary.