American Frank Tufaro has now been deported
An obsessive Kate Bush fan broke into the singer’s house in attempt to propose to her, according to reports.
The Daily Mail says that American Frank Tufaro travelled to Bush’s country house carrying a £3,000 diamond, sapphire and gold engagement ring, but decided to break one of the property’s windows to gain entry once he discovered that the singer wasn’t home.
He left shortly afterwards but had already been spotted by Bush’s neighbours, who called the police. After his arrest, Tufaro was detained under the Mental Health Act and has subsequently been deported from Britain.
Tufaro, who allegedly became infatuated with Bush after seeing her on a television advert as a teenager and had found his way to the singer’s house using satellite co-ordinates he had downloaded from the internet, said:
I feel so connected to her. I feel so much love for her and I want to protect her.
The 32-year-old, who was handed over to the FBI after returning to New York, also claimed that he had only broken into Bush’s house so he could escape the cold weather. “It was freezing cold, it was dark and I felt like I had nowhere to go,” he said. “I didn’t have a clue where I was and I was convinced I was going to die there, it was so bitter and cold.
“I’ve never broken the law in my life and decided to break a window pane and let myself in so I wouldn’t freeze to death,” he added.
A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said “We can confirm that on December 26 a 32-year-old man was arrested near Kingsbridge in Devon after reports of damage to a property. He was later deported by the UK Border Agency.”