By Shannon Carlin
A man who was arrested for breaking into the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port yesterday (July 16) claims he was there looking for President John F. Kennedy and Katy Perry.
According to CBS Boston, police investigated the home, which was once owned by the late president, at around 9:30 pm after receiving a call from Ted Kennedy, Jr about a possible intruder. Kennedy, Jr said he had called the home to check in on his teenage son who was staying there, but instead the phone was answered by a man named James Lacroix.
Investigators say they found a black Corvette parked outside and Lacroix inside, sitting on a couch reading a book. He told the cops he had arrived at the home at around 6:30 pm and was able to walk in through an unlocked door.
“Earlier in the evening, when the teen first got home, the intruder was already there. They had a conversation. The teen thought it was a family friend,” the Police Chief told reporters. “This is the Kennedy family, so they’re used to having a lot of visitors, a lot of friends down there. He thought, perhaps, it was an associate of his father or other family member.
When investigators asked Lacroix why he came to the home, Lacroix calmly told them he was looking for Perry and JFK. There has been no word yet on why exactly he thought Perry would be at the compound.
Perry is currently touring the globe on her Prismatic World Tour and at the time of the arrest was playing a show in Montreal. She has yet to comment on the arrest.
Lacroix was ordered to undergo a 30-day psychiatric evaluation. His arraignment is scheduled for August 13.