Nickolas Brooks, 37, was first caught trespassing at the $14.65million property in Montecito on December 24, but officers with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office let him off with a warning, TMZ reported Sunday.
Two days later Brooks showed up again on December 26 and was subsequently arrested and charged with one count of misdemeanor trespassing.
Sources told TMZ that Brooks had driven all the way from Ohio. It’s unclear why he went to the home or if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were there at the time.
News of Brooks’ breaches comes a week after Harry opened up about being worried for his family’s safety.
The Prince told of his fears during the couple’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Harry revealed how Buckingham Palace revoked their security detail when they stepped down as senior royals and moved to North America.
He said that he and Meghan inked their lucrative deals with Netflix and Spotify because they needed money to cover their own security after being ‘cut off financially’ by the Palace after their departure from the UK.
‘I’ve got what my mum left me, and without that, we would not have been able to do this.
‘During COVID, the suggestion by a friend was, “What about streamers?”‘ Harry said, while Meghan added: ‘We genuinely hadn’t thought about it before.’