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'Two-Time Burglar Slept In P Diddy's Bed'
A man allegedly broke into Sean 'Diddy' Combs' New York mansion for a second time before eating the music mogul's food and sleeping in his bed.
Quamine Taylor has been charged with trespassing and petit larceny after being arrested at the producer's sprawling home in the affluent town of East Hampton.
The property has been used by Diddy - who was previously known as Puff Daddy - to host his well-known annual summertime soirees.
According to the arrest report issued by the East Hampton Town Police, Taylor entered the home through an unlocked basement door at about 1.10am, before he "ate food, drank soda and liquor and went to sleep in a bedroom upstairs".
Police responded at that time to an alarm at the house, but Taylor apparently convinced an investigating officer that he had permission from Combs to be there.
The following afternoon, a caretaker at the house called police when she discovered Taylor there, telling officers he was not authorised to be in the home.
The police report notes that Taylor had previously been arrested at the home in June 2001. Information on the outcome of that case was not immediately available.
The unemployed 30-year-old has not posted the required bail of $2,000. He is due back in court next month.
He was represented at his initial court hearing on the misdemeanour charges in East Hampton Town Court by a lawyer with Legal Aid, which has a policy of not commenting on pending cases.
Taylor told The New York Post, in an interview from jail, that he has been going to the house from time to time since 2001.
"I stay there a lot, but Sean gets funny sometimes about me staying there," Taylor said.
Taylor's mother, who was not identified in the Post story, told the newspaper her son has a long history of mental illness. A spokeswoman for Combs declined to comment.