Quamine Taylor, 30, made himself ‘at home’ in P. Diddy’s East Hampton home for almost 24 hours after breaking-in through an unlocked basement door.
No one was staying at the house at the time.
Police say this is not the first time Taylor has broken into P. Diddy’s house. He broke-in more than 10 years ago and did the same thing.
Taylor, who has a history of mental illness, told the New York Post that he has been a frequent visitor at the property.
“I’ve actually been going to the house from time to time since 2001,”‘ he said from his cell at the Suffolk County Jail. “I stay there a lot, but Sean gets funny sometimes about me staying there.”
In his first break-in, Quamine Taylor tried to pass himself off as Combs’ cousin when cops found him intoxicated after taking a swim in the pool.
This time, Taylor claimed he was a close personal friend and even convinced security guards and police he knew P. Diddy after he accidentally set off an alarm in the mansion.
Taylor’s mother said that he’d grown up listening to P. Diddy’s music, adding, “He has a long history of mental illness, and he has been off his meds for a while.”
“We have been trying to get him some help.”
The break-in happened on March 31, but Taylor wasn’t arrested by police until the next day.
After setting off an alarm at 1am, he bluffed security guards and police called to the scene – that he was a member of Combs’ entourage and he was allowed to stay at the home.
Taylor slept there and it wasn’t until a housekeeper found him at 4pm on April 1st that police were called again and he was arrested.
In a jailhouse interview, Quamine Taylor told the New York Post, “I really didn’t go to Diddy’s house because I’m a big fan of his. I just wanted to get out of the city for a while. I was actually hoping to stay like 15 to 17 days.”
He added, “They really didn’t bother me once I told them who I was. I got a good night’s sleep, but it’s not anything too special. It’s just like a three-bedroom.”
Taylor, who is unemployed, has been Charged with Trespassing and Petty Larceny. He is being held in lieu of $2,000 bail.
A spokeswoman for Sean “P. Diddy” Combs refused to comment.