P. Diddy’s Mansion Hosts Uninvited Squatter

Apr 16, 2012 1:40pm

Sean “Diddy” Combs is known for hosting thousands of guests at his legendary parties held at his homes around the world, but not for allowing strangers to arrive uninvited and make themselves at home.

Queens resident Quamine T. Taylor, 30,  allegedly entered Combs’ East Hampton, N.Y., home through an unlocked basement door April 1, ate the rapper’s food, drank his liquor and even dressed in the mogul’s clothes, according to the East Hampton Star.  Then he went to sleep in an upstairs bedroom.

According to an arrest report issued Friday by the East Hampton Town Police, Taylor triggered an alarm that sent both a police officer and an investigator from the alarm company to the estate to investigate.  He was able to stay in the home after convincing them that he was a relative of Combs’ and allowed to be there.

A caretaker found him inside the home the next day and called police to report an intrusion.  When cops arrived, Taylor answered the front door partially clothed, according to the arrest report.

Combs, who was not at home at the time of the break-in, is a frequent target of Taylor’s, described by his mother to the New York Post as having “a long history of mental illness,” and who has “been off his meds for a while.”

The Post reports he pulled a similar stunt more than a decade ago as a 19-year-old.  In that incident, Taylor told authorities he was Combs’ cousin after he was discovered intoxicated on the mansion’s grounds.

Taylor himself confirmed that visit in a quote given to the newspaper from the Suffolk County Jail where he is being held on $2,000 bail.

“I’ve actually been going to the house from time to time since 2001,” Taylor told The Post.  “I stay there a lot, but Sean gets funny sometimes about me staying there.”

Taylor was charged with petty larceny and criminal trespassing, according to the East Hampton Star.

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