Written by Martha Williams for Dailymail.Com
21:25 09 February 2024, updated 22:12 09 February 2024
- Taylor Swift's stalker is reportedly in the process of being transferred from Riker's Island to a mental institution
- The stalker, David Crowe, 33, was deemed “unfit” to stand trial after his lawyer ordered a psychiatric assessment
- Crowe has been seen outside Swift's Tribeca home more than 30 times since November
Taylor Swift's stalker will be committed to a mental health facility after a judge found him unfit to stand trial.
Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Robert Rosenthal dismissed the criminal case against David Crow, 33, at a hearing Friday.
“David Crowe is not competent to stand trial. The criminal case has now been dismissed under the law,” the Manhattan District Attorney's Office told DailyMail.com.
“He will now be placed in the custody of the Office of Mental Health to receive the necessary treatment.”
The development comes just one day after a court-ordered psychological examination concluded that Crowe was “unfit to proceed not only with the evaluation, but also with a review of his criminal record,” his attorney said at the time.
Crowe will be transferred from his current incarceration at Rikers, where he was held on $100,000 bail during his trial, to the custody of the Office of Mental Health. TMZ He was the first to report.
The Seattle law student, who previously violated a protective order to stay away from Swift and her home, has been seen outside her residence more than 30 times since November.
He was arrested again on January 22 after police received reports that he was “acting erratically” outside Swift's $20 million Franklin Street apartment.
Later that same week, on January 24, he was arraigned and issued a protective order.
Crowe was charged with fourth-degree stalking and first- and second-degree harassment before being released under the supervision of a judge in Manhattan.
But Crowe was seen diving into a large green dumpster across from the pop star's home in Tribeca that same afternoon.
He looked inside from different angles and was watched by nearby neighbors who were alarmed by his actions before he was arrested by the New York City Police Department.
An NYPD spokesperson said officers responded to a 911 call of a disorderly man on Franklin Street at 1:35 p.m.
Once the police arrived, he left the scene and walked to the first area where he was taken into custody.
“I just saw him digging into the dumpster, getting some blankets out and then he went and sat on the loading dock a few doors down.” [from Swift’s apartment]“One resident told the New York Post.
His sweatshirt included a quote by American writer Ursula K Le Guin, which read: “Love does not sit there like a stone, it must be made, like bread; Remade all the time, made new.
A neighbor told the New York Post that the man had been regularly seen outside the building since Christmas, where he would sit on the doorstep, chain-smoking, and telling people he was there to see Swift. He even had flowers for her at one point.
A New York Police Department (NYPD) spokesperson said: “Officers were contacted by multiple complainants who referred to an emotionally disturbed male acting erratically at the location.”
“Once officers noticed the man harassing several complainants, they took him into custody without further incident, and no injuries were reported.”
Crowe, from Seattle, had been spotted at Swift's Tribeca home up to 30 times since Nov. 25, prosecutors said. He allegedly asked to speak to the singer several times.
Crowe was asked about 10 times not to approach the building or leave, according to prosecutors.
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