Venice 311; R/R
How would you react if someone broke into your home?
Actress Melora Rivera, who had a small part in 2012’s Sparkle alongside Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston, experienced a scary situation this week when an intruder made his way into her Venice Beach, Calif., home.
Dressed in only her nightgown, Melora climbed out of a second floor window to find sanctuary on her roof and escape Christian Hicks after he allegedly broke in just before 9 a.m. Wednesday.
The picture shows her cowered in fear right outside her window as the man searched for her on the rooftop.
Sleeping in safety of home. Transient that was FI’d already today enters home, follows petrified victim to roof. pic.twitter.com/HGyTDke4MZ— Venice 311 (@Venice311) September 24, 2014
Sleeping in safety of home. Transient that was FI’d already today enters home, follows petrified victim to roof. pic.twitter.com/HGyTDke4MZ
“Once I saw him in the house I knew we both couldn’t be there,” the brave woman told CBS Los Angeles.
“I knew I didn’t want to have a confrontation with him of any sort not knowing what his intention was.”
Lucky for Melora, she was able to grab her cell phone before vacating her house and immediately called 911.
The police arrived soon after and arrested Hicks on suspicion of burglary. He’s now being held on a $50,000 bond and will appear in court Friday.