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Suspect in Venice rooftop-intruder case has criminal past
Suspect in Venice rooftop-intruder case has criminal past

A man who authorities said broke into a Venice woman's home and then followed her outside to the roof as she tried to hide has previously been convicted of assault and weapons charges, court records show. The image of the man, identified by Los Angeles police as Christian Hicks, went viral this week after photographs of him looming over Melora Rivera as she huddled on the second-story roof of her apartment building were posted on social media sites. Police said Hicks, 29, broke into Rivera's home early Wednesday, forcing her to flee to the roof. Hicks has a string of convictions on charges including domestic violence and carrying a loaded firearm in a public place,...

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