Man arrested for doing doughnuts on the green at Donald Trump's course

A man has been arrested for doing doughnuts in his car on the greens and causing damage to one of Donald Trump's golf courses.

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Thu, 12 Sep 2019

A man has been arrested after causing nearly $20,000 (£16,000) of damage to Donald Trump's golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, just four days after he was caught breaking into the home of global singing sensation Taylor Swift in Rhode Island.

Richard McEwan, 26, targeted Trump's course not once, but twice, the first incident taking place at around 5:30pm on 3 September, when an employee who could hear loud music, turned around to see a car spinning around at speed on the green.

After calling the police, the car had already fled, but the police found a piece of black plastic branded with the Ford name on it. Just five days later, the car returned and the blue Ford was once again doing doughnuts on the green of the 13th hole.

The police used a witness description and matched a partial license plate to identify a blue 2006 Ford Focus that belonged to McEwan, who is from Milford in New Jersey. He was then arrested on 10 September at his home in Milford and was charged with third degree criminal mischief.

Just a few weeks earlier, McEwan had been charged with breaking and entering and wilful trespassing after he was caught wandering around the mansion of Taylor Swift in Rhode Island, without any shoes on, in a quest "to find Taylor".

When McEwan was asked why he had no shoes on, his replied: “I was raised to take my shoes off when you go into somebody’s house.”

The course that was targeted belonging to president Trump in Bedminster is one of his private residences, that along with Trump Tower in New York and Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The Bedminster resort is often referred to as the "Summer White House".

McEwan's first visit to the course caused around $9,000 of damage and the second round of doughnuts caused more than $10,000.

“He will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” said the Trump Organisation in a statement.


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