Actress flees to rooftop after transient breaks into her home


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Venice, CA (KTLA) — An actress being pursued by a transient who allegedly broke into her Venice home on Wednesday hid on a second-story roof until help arrived, dramatic photos posted to social media showed.

Neighbors said the woman, who they identified as Melora Rivera, was forced to make a dangerous dash onto the roof wearing only the flannel shirt she had been sleeping in to avoid the homeless intruder.

“The homeless guy broke in the door and then the lady ran up there,” an unidentified female neighbor told KTLA.

The transient — who neighbors said was known in the area — followed Rivera after she crawled through a window and onto the rooftop. She then hid under an eave to evade him and used a cellphone that she grabbed before escaping to call 911.

“He came out to the roof and was on the other…

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