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Kennedy compound intruder was looking for Katy Perry, police say

July 16, 2014 at 8:27 AM ET

A disabled veteran was arrested late Tuesday after breaking into the Kennedy Compound on Cape Cod and explaining that he was looking for singer Katy Perry, police said. Ted Kennedy Jr., the son of the late Senator Ted Kennedy and a candidate for State Senate in Connecticut, alerted police after calling home to check on his teenage son, NBC Connecticut reported. According to police, a stranger who identified himself as James Lacroix answered the phone.

Officers were sent to the property in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, to question the man, who NBC station WHDH reported was a disabled veteran. It was not clear why Lacroix, 53, allegedly believed the Grammy award-winning singer Perry would be at the residence used by John F. Kennedy during his successful 1960 presidential campaign. Lacroix was arrested for breaking and entering and was due to be arraigned in court Wednesday morning.

Image: James Lacroix
Barnstable Police Department
James Lacroix was arrested Tuesday night for breaking into the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, police say.

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