Rihanna gets restraining order against burglary suspect
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A man who broke into a Pacific Palisades house near Rihanna’s and slept in a bed he believed was hers is out of jail, and the pop singer has obtained a restraining order to keep him away.
Rihanna, whose real name is Robin Fenty, obtained the temporary restraining order Tuesday from a Los Angeles court, barring the man from being within 100 yards of her after learning that Steveland Barrow -- arrested last week on suspicion of burglary -- was back on the streets, his whereabouts unknown.
Barrow, 31, was arrested Thursday night in the 900 block of Rivas Canyon Road, the LAPD said. Officers found Barrow on the property and he told them he believed it was Rihanna’s home and he had been given directions how to get there. Officers found him in possession of poetry about the ‘Stay’ singer.
Barrow was released Friday on $58,000 bail, prompting Rihanna’s attorney to obtain the court order, citing safety concerns. The order noted Barrow had slept in a neighbor’s bed because he believed it was the pop singer’s.
-- Richard Winton