Kennedy Compound Intruder Was ‘Looking For Katy Perry’
A man in custody for allegedly breaking into the historic Kennedy family Compound in Hyannis Port, Mass., reportedly told police he was looking for pop star Katy Perry.
James Lacroix, 53, was charged with breaking and entering after he was arrested Tuesday night.
Officials were called to the scene by Edward Kennedy Jr. who said he called the home from his house in Connecticut to check on his teenage son. Kennedy said a man answered the phone and identified himself as James Lacroix.
Barnstable police rushed to the compound at about 9:30 p.m. They found Lacroix sitting on a couch in the living room reading a book. Lacroix told police he was at the house to see Perry and President Kennedy. He added that he had a gift to give Perry.
Investigators said Lacroix entered through an unlocked door and was in the home for three hours. Kennedy's 16-year-old son, Ted Kennedy III, told police he found Lacroix in the home at 6:30 p.m. and assumed he was a friend of the family. Lacroix told the teen he worked with his father on a V.A. bill.
The pair had dinner before Kennedy went upstairs and spoke to his father, who said Lacroix shouldn't be in the home. His father then called police.
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