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Man arrested for doing 'donuts' on Trump golf course — just days after he had broken into Taylor Swift's house
Image source: Somerset County Prosecutor's Office

Man arrested for doing 'donuts' on Trump golf course — just days after he had broken into Taylor Swift's house

He caused up to $19,000 in damage to the New Jersey golf course

A man has been arrested for allegedly doing "donuts" in his car on President Donald Trump's golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey.

What happened?

According to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, 26-year-old Richard J. McEwan drove his 2006 Ford Focus onto the golf course twice on two different days.

The first time, Sept. 3, he went for a joy ride on the 11th hole. He managed to escape before police could arrive, although he left behind a black piece of plastic from his car with the word "Ford" on it. An employee of the golf course told police that McEwan had been playing loud music while he drove near the 11th hole.

On Sunday, someone at the course was able to get a partial license plate while McEwan was doing donuts near the 13th hole. This was enough for police to track him down.

He was arrested Tuesday at his home in Milford, New Jersey. He was "taken into custody without incident and charged with 3rd degree Criminal Mischief."

According to the county prosecutor's office, the damage caused by McEwan to the golf course was "estimated to be in excess of $10,000" for Sept. 3 and an additional $7,000 to $9,000 on Sunday. A spokesperson working for the Trump organization told CNBC that McEwan would "be prosecuted to the full extent of the law."

According to a news release from the Somerset County Prosecutor's office, he was released following his arrest "pending a future court date."

This isn't McEwan's first brush with the law

McEwan had also been arrested on Aug. 30, this time for breaking into the beachfront Rhode Island mansion of pop star Taylor Swift. According to N.J.com, McEwan managed to make it inside the house, and then reportedly removed his shoes to be polite. Swift was not in the house at the time.

He was released on $5,000 bail.

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