Travis Reinking, the suspected Waffle House Shooter, feared pop star Taylor Swift was stalking him in his Illinois hometown and hacking his phone and Netflix account, according to fits of delusions detailed in police reports.
One of the first documented encounters Illinois authorities had with the alleged 29-year-old gunman was in May 2016, when loved ones worried he would hurt himself over the stalking claims and called police.
Those relatives said he had “been having these delusions” since 2014.
When confronted by cops in a parking lot near Peoria, Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Reinking was convinced the singer — who launched her country music career in Nashville, Tenn. — was following him and urging him to meet at a nearby Dairy Queen.
He tried meeting Swift at the fast food joint but she yelled at him from across the street and bolted, according to his version of events. He gave chase “in an attempt to get her to stop harassing him,” the police report read.
“Taylor climbed up the side of a building and Travis followed. However, when he reached the rooftop, Taylor was gone,” according to the report.
He was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation but contended “it was against his will.”
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