Actress Melora Rivera is recovering following a terrifying ordeal at her home in LA on Wednesday.
Melora, who had a minor role in the 2012 movie, Sparkle, alongside Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston, was forced to hide out on her roof when an intruder broke into her home.
The 29-year-old intruder, later identified as Christian Hicks, a mentally unwell man, also appeared on the roof behind where the actress was hiding.
Thankfully, police arrived before the man could get any closer to Melora. She was then helped down off the roof while Christian was led away in handcuffs.
Melora later said that more needs to be done to stop this from happening again: “I think it’s very obvious for most of us who live around here, when someone seems to be suffering from a mental illness and to continue to let these people walk around without offering them assistance, to protect them and us. That, I think, is the heart of the problem.”
What a scary thing to happen – hopefully it won’t take Melora too long to feel comfortable in her own home again.