A woman has been arrested after driving her car through Travis Barker’s gated community in Los Angeles, allegedly claiming he had invited her via social media to come visit. The musician was not home at the time of the incident. Barker’s security team is urging him to file for a restraining order against the woman.
A woman was arrested for ramming her car through the security gate of Travis Barker’s gated community in Los Angeles after claiming he had invited her via social media to visit him.
A woman has been arrested for attempting to meet Blink-182 drummer, Travis Barker, by ramming her car through his neighborhood’s security gate. The female fan was booked for trespassing after making multiple attempts to access Barker’s gated community in Los Angeles. She claimed that Barker had invited her to visit via social media but was turned away each time. When she failed to gain access, she drove her vehicle through the gate but was intercepted and detained by Barker’s private security team.
Barker, who was not home at the time, had been rehearsing for the band’s upcoming Coachella Weekend 2 gig. Sources claim that his security team urged him to stay calm and stay put as they felt they had the situation under control. The drummer is now planning on filing for a restraining order against the woman.
Blink-182 will be replacing Frank Ocean as the music festival’s headlining act on Sunday following the R&B singer’s controversial first show. However, Ocean’s rep has stated that he pulled out of his second scheduled performance “after suffering an injury to his leg on festival grounds.” Barker reunited with Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge last Friday during Coachella Weekend 1, marking the band’s first performance with all original members since DeLonge left in 2015.
It is not uncommon for musicians to fall victim to obsessive fans, and it is important for security teams to remain vigilant and ensure their safety. Barker’s security team acted professionally and prevented any harm from coming to the drummer or others. Fans should respect the privacy and boundaries of their favorite artists, and criminal acts will not be tolerated.