Man stalking Rihanna broke into her home and stayed for 12 hours

  • Authorities said a man who broke into Rihanna’s Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there has been charged with stalking the singer
  • Rihanna was not home at the time of the alleged incident

A man has been charged with stalking Pop singer Rihanna, after he allegedly broke into her home at the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles and spent 12 hours inside, US prosecutors said.

Eduardo Leon, 27, has been charged with felony counts of stalking, first-degree residential burglary, vandalism and resisting police apprehension.

The California-born man is accused of hopping a fence and entering a house owned by Rihanna on May 9, where he is thought to have stayed for around 12 hours, eventually being apprehended the following day.

Rihanna was not home at the time of the alleged incident.

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

The case is still being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.