Another Fan Tries to Break Into Rihanna’s Los Angeles Home
Photo: Matt Kent
Photo: Matt Kent
Whatever Rihanna’s paying for private security at her home in Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, it appears that she’s getting her money's worth.
On June 18 at around 10 p.m., her security detained a 26-year-old man who broke into the singer's property and was crawling around her roof.
Rihanna's security team called the LAPD, who arrested the man, Robert Melanson, for trespassing. While Melanson insisted he had no idea he had no idea he had landed on Rihanna's roof, police found a Google map of the area on his phone. His bail was set at $2,882, according to TMZ; and the Los Angeles Times reported that Melanson was still in custody Tuesday afternoon.
Rihanna was in the UK on her Diamonds world tour at the time of the incident.
It's not the first time a stalker has tracked down the vocalist. In March, Rihanna secured a three-year restraining order against Steveland Barrow, which requires him to remain at least 100 yards away from her for three years. Barrow broke into the house next to Rihanna's, believing it to be her home. When questioned by police, he allegedly said he was invited to her home and slept in a bed. The police report indicated that Barrow stole some objects from the house.
As if that’s not enough to keep a girl up at night, Rihanna also filed a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown in August 2009 after Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting Rihanna, who he was dating at the time. The restraining order prevented Brown from coming with 100 feet of her. But in February 2011 she requested the restraining order to be lowered from a "level two" to a "level one," which allowed Brown to contact his ex as long as he didn't "harass" or "annoy" her, reported E! News.