Nashville burglar tells homeowner he's breaking in to save wife Taylor Swift

Paul Herrin. (Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - A Nashville man is behind bars for burglary after trying to force his way into a man's home because he was there to "save Taylor Swift."

According to the police affidavit, 26-year-old Paul Herrin knocked on the door of a man who happens to be a landlord. Thinking it was someone dropping off a rent check, the homeowner opened the door and found Herrin, who shoved the door open and placed his left foot inside to keep the man from closing the door on him.

The homeowner instructed Herrin to leave, but Herrin continued to try and shove the door open, telling the homeowner he was there to "save Taylor Swift, his wife, and that he had every right to search the residence."

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In fear, the homeowner continued the struggle and was finally able to shut the door on Herrin and call police. That's when the homeowner heard Herrin open the back door to his home. Police arrived on scene and found Herrin in the backyard. Herrin told officers he was there from Knoxville to rescue his wife Taylor Swift. Herrin also said "he was told by a source he could not reveal to police too (sic) look for a house with a green light over the front door."

Herring was booked for aggravated burglary and is being held on $30,000 bond.

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