Taylor Swift knows all too well that “nothing good starts in a getaway car.” The 29-year-old pop star invoked the lyrics of her own song, “Getaway Car,” in response to a police chase Tuesday that ended with a stolen car crashing into the gates of her beachfront home on Bluff Avenue in Watch Hill.
A fan shared a post from Entertainment Tonight Canada about the crash on Instagram Wednesday. Swift posted the lyric in the comments section, along with a shrugging emoji.
The story originated with reports from the Hopkinton and Westerly police, published Wednesday in The Sun, that described the police pursuit, the crash, and the arrest of the driver, a 19-year-old Hartford man.
As is the case with most incidents at the gate of her “summer home” involving would-be trespassers, Swift, an occasional visitor, was not on the premises — nor, from a local perspective, would her presence be expected. The 5-acre property, which is owned by Harbor Land Strategic Realty LLC, of Nashville, is only one piece in the singer’s extensive real estate portfolio, which includes houses and apartments in Nasville, Beverly Hills, and in Manhattan, her main base of operations.
Swift recorded “Getaway Car” in 2017 for her “Reputation” album and it was released on Sept. 6 of last year.