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Miley Cyrus trespasser sentenced to 18 months in jail

October 12, 2012 |  3:22 pm
Intruder Arrested at Miley Cyrus's Studio City Home

A man found hiding in the bushes of singer-actress Miley Cyrus' Studio City home was sentenced Friday to 18 months in jail for trespassing.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Dennis Mulcahy handed down the sentence at the conclusion of Jason Luis Rivera's misdemeanor trial. Rivera was arrested by Los Angeles police Saturday after allegedly entering the property Sept. 8.

Officers responded to a radio call of a prowler at the residence, LAPD Deputy Chief Jorge Villegas said. Upon seeing the officers, the man fled and hid in some bushes, where officers apprehended him, Villegas said.

KTLA caught the arrest on video. While being arrested, Rivera said: "I am a friend of Miley Cyrus. I am. She's my wife. Me and Miley have been friends for five years." Sources say he is an obsessed fan and will be the subject of a court order to keep away from the singer.

Rivera had a pair of scissors when he was apprehended, officials said. Cyrus was not at home during the alleged early morning property invasion.

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Photo: Jason Luis Rivera being arrested. Credit: KTLA News

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