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Trespassing case may have link to Taylor Swift

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Jacob Kulke (Photo from Metro PD) Jacob Kulke (Photo from Metro PD)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A celebrity stalking case may have a link to one of Nashville's most famous residents.

Jacob Nicholas Kulke, 24, is charged with criminal trespassing at a home on Harding Place that is reportedly owned by country music entertainer Taylor Swift.

While folks living in the neighborhood just outside Belle Meade are used to seeing tourists roll by snapping photos of the home, what allegedly happened this time is a first.

Kulke, of Mashfield, WI, is accused of climbing a fence and security gate before he was stopped by guards.

Later, he reportedly told officers he took a bus from his home in Wisconsin to Nashville to see Swift and to wish her a happy birthday. Swift turned 23 years old Thursday, and Kulke sent her a happy birthday message on Twitter.

After security made it clear Kulke wasn't welcome at the home, Metro police arrested him for criminal trespassing, but Kulke's attorney said the case is being blown out of proportion.

"To my knowledge, nobody was at home. Nobody was ever placed in any harm's way," said attorney Sean McKinney.

Police said Kulke is wanted in Colorado for a probation violation stemming from a burglary case, and he has a lengthy criminal history in Wisconsin that includes arrests for domestic abuse, battery, disorderly conduct and drug possession.

According to Wisconsin police, Kulke was on probation from August 2010 until September 2011.

He was jailed Friday on $10,000 bond, and a hearing is set for Wednesday.

So far, Swift's representatives have not released any comments.

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