NJ man arrested for doing donuts on Trump's Bedminster golf course

Elias Hubbard
September 11, 2019

A New Jersey man who police say broke into Taylor Swift's beachfront mansion in Rhode Island last month is accused of driving his auto onto President Trump's Bedminster golf course and doing doughnuts, or spins, that caused at least $20,000 in damage. He is accused of vandalizing the president's New Jersey golf course twice in the past week, driving his blue Ford sedan in circles on two different greens and causing at least $17,000 in damage.

Police say Richard J. McEwan drove his auto onto Trump's Bedminster golf course.

Witnesses got a partial license plate and noticed a Rutgers sticker on the blue vehicle during the second joyride, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, which connected the auto to McEwan.

Cops searched around the 11th hole and found a plastic piece with a Ford label on it.

Two weeks ago, McEwan was arrested in Rhode Island for allegedly breaking into pop superstar Taylor Swift's beach home.

He was arrested Tuesday and charged with third-degree criminal mischief before being release with a pending future court date.

A Trump Organization spokesman said that McEwan should be "prosecuted to the full extent of the law". He then took off his shoes.

McEwan allegedly got into the house by breaking a glass door before he made himself at home and wandered through the plush pad, which Swift bought in April 2013 after breaking up with Conor Kennedy.

Rhode Island court records show that McEwan was charged with breaking and entering and trespassing, then was released on bond September 3.

McEwan allegedly struck again on September 8, around 3:30 p.m. Bedminster cops arrived at the course and saw a blue Ford with a Rutgers sticker, driven by a younger man described as white.

For the most recent allegations at the golf course, Trump was reported to not be at the location but did spend time there during July, according to his public schedule.

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