Rihanna‘s driver has been targeted by thieves who stole his car from outside the singer’s home.
Officers of the Los Angeles Police Department have launched an investigation after the Audi Sedan was snatched while it was parked outside the pop star’s property in Beverly Hills, California last week.
TMZ.com reports the driver left the car with the engine running while he popped back into the house to get something – and when he came back the vehicle had disappeared.
It is not clear if Pregnant Rihanna – who has a 10-month-old son with partner A$AP Rocky – was at home at the time.
The theft comes just days after police were called to the star’s home to deal wth a man who arrived at the house with the intention of proposing to the ‘Umbrella’ singer. The unnamed fan had travelled from South Carolina to Los Angeles and walked up the ‘Diamonds’ hitmaker’s house but was almost immediately stopped by her security team. After telling them of his intentions, the staff called cops and the officers handcuffed the man, put him in a squad car and had a “serious chat about his intentions”, TMZ reports. It was determined the man hadn’t broken any laws but he was asked to leave and told not to return.
In 2018, a man named Eduardo Leon spent 12 hours inside Rihanna’s house before he was found by the 35-year-old singer’s assistant. When he was arrested by police, he claimed he intended on having Sex with Rihanna – who was not home at the time – though he insisted he would not have done it without her consent.
He later pleaded guilty to stalking, vandalism and resisting arrest and was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to participate in a Office of Diversion and Re-entry (ODR) programme, which is designed for offenders who have “mental health and/or substance use disorders, including persons who are homeless”.