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Police seeking man who stalked Taylor Swift after Austin show

Taylor Swift performs in Austin last month. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Taylor Swift performs in Austin last month. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) AP

Police are searching for a 39-year-old Austin man who stalked Taylor Swift after a show last month, following her to her private jet, according to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by the Austin American-Statesman.

Swift performed at the Circuit of the Americas venue on Oct. 22.

Afterward, Frank Andrew Hoover trailed Swift’s motorcade to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, where he attempted to corner her and take a picture, the Statesman reported.

But it wasn’t Swift’s first time dealing with Hoover. She filed a lifetime restraining order against him in Kansas, and he repeatedly violated the order in recent months, according to the Statesman.

From Aug. 28 to Oct. 27, Hoover wrote about 30 emails to Swift’s father, Scott Swift, the affidavit said. He wrote about God, “Satan’s lies,” forgivness and job opportunities, and even acknowledged he was violating the order.

“Despite the lifetime ban. . .I must continue forward as I have no other path in life,” Hoover wrote, according to the Statesman.

In one email, he told Swift’s father that she would “continue to experience failed relationships that break her heart” if she wouldn’t be with him.

The emails became threatening before the Austin concert, the Statesman reported, as Hoover sent emails referring to Swift by degrading names.

Hoover faces a third-degree felony for violating a restraining order.

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