Sean "Diddy" Combs' stalker may be taking the hip-hop mogul's song, "Bad Boy for Life," a little too seriously.
Quamine T. Taylor, who was first arrested at Diddy's house 12 years ago and then again last year, was arrested in East Hampton, again, after police investigated a report of a suspicious person in Combs' Northwest Woods neighborhood on Friday evening.
East Hampton Town Police Chief Ed Ecker said Taylor was found with a small amount of marijuana after police were called to the intersection of Hedges Banks Road and North Hollow Drive at 7:49 p.m. He was issued an appearance ticket for a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. He's due in East Hampton Justice Court on Aug. 28.
The 31-year-old Queens man wasn't brought up on charges related to Combs this time, but his arrest begs the question what Taylor was doing near the rap impresario's waterfront house, despite a court order to stay away from Combs' houses being in place.
According to the police report, the officer asked Taylor what he was doing in Northwest Woods, and he said, "He liked the area."
It did not appear that the officer was aware of Taylor's history, Ecker said, adding that police do not usually run criminal history reports on a defendant charged with a violation. There were no reports from security at Combs' house that there were any problems, he said.
Taylor's 2012 arrest occurred after a caretaker found him at Combs' Hedges Banks Road house.
Police said Taylor had taken the train from Jamaica, Queens, to East Hampton on March 31 and then paid for a cab to the house, where he ate food and drank alcohol and soda that was in the house.
Though there were no signs of a break-in (he reportedly entered through an open door in the basement), Taylor triggered the alarm, prompting a visit from Scan Security Company and a police officer on April 1 just after 1 a.m. They spoke with Taylor, "who was believed to have permission to be at the residence at the time," the police report said.
When officers were called back to the house by the caretaker later that afternoon, they arrested Taylor. Unable to make $2,000 bail, he spent more than three months behind bars, during which he was ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation.
In July 2012, Taylor took a plea deal and pleaded guilty to criminal trespass, a misdemeanor.
Justice Lisa R. Rana ordered Taylor to stay away from Combs, his homes, and businesses, and he agreed to refrain from contacting Combs via phone or email. The order of protection was put into place until July 7, 2017.
The justice gave him a 120 days in jail in exchange for his plea, most of which he was given for time served. As part of the deal, a petty larceny charge, also a misdemeanor, was dropped.