Pacific Palisades News
Rihanna's Stalker Sentenced
By Ewing Carter
Jun 30, 2013 - 3:35:55 PM

PACIFIC PALISADES—A man arrested for trespassing on the roof of the home of pop singer Rihanna has been charged.


Robert Melanson, 26, was charged with criminal trespassing after being caught on Rihanna’s balcony apparently trying to break into her home on June 17. Private security apprehended Melanson, then called the police and waited for them to get to the scene and take him into custody.


The reason for his attempted trespassing is still unknown. Following his arrest, Rihanna obtained a restraining order against Melanson. He served six days in jail, $344 in fines, three years of probation and one year of mental health treatment.


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