Man says he robbed a bank to impress Taylor Swift

He tried to throw the money over her fence

A man has claimed that he robbed a bank in order to impress Taylor Swift.

A police report, obtained by TMZ, states how Bruce Rowley was arrested last week in Ansonia, Connecticut after confessing to committing a bank robbery and then throwing some of the money over the fence of Swift’s Rhode Island home.

According to police, Rowley entered a bank and demanded money from a teller. The report states that he did not show a weapon and didn’t make any threats. The amount of money turned over to Rowley is not known.


Rowley was spotted by state troopers in Rhode Island, with a chase ensuing into the neighbouring state of Connecticut.

The man claimed to have been trying to contact Swift but found that she wasn’t home. He told police he had a crush on Swift and planned on donating some of the money he stole to the police force as a way of impressing the singer.

Rowley has been booked for robbery in the second degree and larceny in the fourth degree, and is being held on bail.

Earlier this month, it was reported that a man who violated a restraining order and threatened to kill Taylor Swift had been sentenced to 10 years probation.