Singer Rihanna’s restraining order recently obtained was not against a former or current flame, but a man who allegedly broke into the singer’s home.
TMZ reported on Rihanna’s restraining order, which is temporary, and the unusual circumstances under which it was obtained.
According to the site, Rihanna’s restraining order stems from the break-in of a neighbor’s home this month, not her own house. But the scary part? The alleged stalker believed the residence was Rihanna’s:
“Steveland Barrow was arrested last Thursday after breaking into the home of Rihanna’s neighbor. Cops tell us … Barrow thought the home he entered was Rihanna’s. He told cops he was invited in … he allegedly slept in the bed he thought was Rihanna’s and stole property.”
Even more worryingly, TMZ adds:
“Here’s what’s ominous … According to Rihanna’s lawyer, Barrow has been released from custody and is nowhere to be found.”
OMG!Yahoo has a bit more detail on Rihanna’s restraining order and what preceded it, saying that the man may have been delusional and perceived a relationship with the singer where none existed. The blog explains:
“According to court documents obtained by ‘omg! Insider,’ the singer (real name: Robyn Fenty) filed a restraining order against Steveland Barrow on Tuesday. The 31-year-old California man was arrested on February 22 for breaking into the Los Angeles home of her neighbor, mistakenly believing it was where the star lived. … In addition to removing ‘various items from the home,’ Barrow ‘slept in a bed,’ thinking it belonged to Rihanna. ‘Upon arrest, he claimed he had been invited to Ms. Fenty’s residence’ and ‘had numerous pieces of poetry for her.’ “
After Rihanna’s restraining order was issued, a court date was set for March 21 to solidify the injunction and review possible additional stipulations.