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Cops: Man who broke into Kennedy compound wanted to see Katy Perry

A man was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly breaking into the Kennedy family's Kennedy compound and telling police he was there to see Katy Perry.

boston kennedy compound breaking and entering barnstable james lacroix James Lacroix, who is accused of breaking into the Kennedy compound on Cape Cod.
Credit: Barnstable Police

A man walked into a home at the Kennedy compound on Cape Cod Tuesday night through an unlocked door and told police he was there to see Katy Perry and John F. Kennedy, authorities said.

James Lacroix, of Mashpee, Mass., was expected to be arraigned in court Wednesday for breaking and entering.

Barnstable police said they received a call from Edward Kennedy Jr. at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and he told them that he was in Connecticut and called his house to speak to his son, but the phone was answered by a man that was unknown to him.


Officers went to the Kennedy family's compound in Hyannis Port and found Lacroix sitting on a couch in the living room reading a book, police said. He identified himself, told police that he got in through an unlocked door and that he was there to see Perry and JFK and that he had a gift for Perry.

"In further conversation it became apparent to the officers that Mr. Lacroix was detached from reality and may have been suffering from some long standing psychological issues," Barnstable police said in a statement.

A 16-year-old returned to the home shortly after officers arrived. The teen said he found Lacroix in the home at about 6:30 p.m. and thought he was a friend of one of the family members.

"The youth stated Lacroix appeared normal and they had an extensive and interesting conversation before the youth left the home for a friend’s house," police said.

It was not immediately clear if Lacroix had a lawyer.

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