Thursday 19 July 2018

Man charged with stalking Rihanna after allegedly breaking into her LA home

Eduardo Leon, 27, is accused of breaking into Rihanna’s house in the Hollywood Hills.

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By Keiran Southern, Press Association Los Angeles Correspondent

A man has been charged with stalking Rihanna after allegedly breaking into her home in the Hollywood Hills, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced.

Eduardo Leon, 27, has been charged with one felony count each of stalking, first-degree residential burglary and vandalism, and one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.

Leon, from Fullerton, California, is accused of hopping a fence and entering a house owned by Rihanna, who was not home at the time of the alleged incident on May 9.

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A man has been charged with stalking Rihanna after allegedly breaking into her home in Los Angeles (Ian West/PA)

It is said the accused spent about 12 hours inside the home and was arrested the next day after being discovered by the singer’s assistant.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday in the Foltz Criminal Justice Centre in Los Angeles, officials said.

If convicted, Leon faces a possible maximum sentence of six years in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.

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