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Rihanna Stalker

Deemed 'Credible Threat,'

Spends 277 Days in Jail

8/19/2012 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0817_rihanna_article_tmzA man convicted of stalking Rihanna spent 277 days behind bars after showing up at her L.A. home and scaring the crap out of the singer ... and now he's out and living in the same city as Rihanna ... TMZ has learned.

Zentil Vanzellas was convicted of stalking the singer back in 2010 ... after pleading no contest to allegations he was harassing the singer.

According to court records, the judge deemed Vanzellas a "credible threat" and acknowledged that Rihanna had reason to fear him.

Vanzellas -- now 26 -- was sentenced to 365 days in L.A. County Jail ... but was released in June 2011 after serving 277 days.

As part of his sentence, Vanzellas was put on 3 years probation and ordered to stay at least 500 yards away from Rihanna for 10 years!!

We spoke with Vanzellas who told us he's "sorry" for all of the trouble he caused for the singer ... and insists he will leave her alone. The question ... is it safe taking his word?

Calls to Rihanna have not been returned.

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16.

South Beach    

More than sure R's people are more than aware when this POS got out, if not they should lose their jobs. People babbling about Gaga's bodyguards taking down that 'fan" in Romania recently, this kind of thing is why..

One nut gets too close and you have John Lennon 2.0. Who is to say which one (if any) it is?

793 days ago
17.

SheisHot    

Things you have to love about Rihanna: She loves to fu*k and it doesn't matter who, she has a body built for sin, she takes it in all three holes, she loves the taste her own pus*y, and she's down for a rough gaping.

793 days ago
18.

Who the Hell is Khloe    

Why waste your time stalking this loser

793 days ago
19.

john johnson    

can you imagine if chad johnson (no relation) head-butted her, wow!

793 days ago
20.

ChunkyLightning    

Not to make fun of the situation but let's be honest there are tons of 26 yr old guys walking around that will take a chance at getting close to her!!!

793 days ago
21.

Poor Leno    

I will adress this with saying from Norway! "I would not ****ed her if i found a penis on the beach" Cant imagine her parents what they goes thru seeing their little girl" act like a skank on and off stage, what has the world come too..

793 days ago
22.

Regina    

Being stalked is never any fun, but with that being said, she is so NOT stalker worthy!!! I guess if you like stalking sluts and wh****, I guess she would be.

793 days ago
23.

ManiacalZebra    

He was released more than a year ago, and it's suddenly news now? A little slow there, aren't ya TMZ?

793 days ago
24.

really?    

Why would anyone stalk this trash!

793 days ago
25.

craig    

She looks incredibly dumb and sinister

793 days ago
26.

Meanie    

That's some seriously ugly forehead!

793 days ago
27.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Can't believe anyone would stalk her. She's so skanky.

793 days ago
28.

DaveT    

Have they arrested Rihanna yet for domestic assault against Chris?

793 days ago
29.

Cujeaux    

Her forehead is scary. This is what the ho gets for stripping constantly. What did she expect?

793 days ago
30.

CC    

This is old news... He served his time and was released more than a year ago and has not tried to contact her. Evidently, he learned his lesson. He was an over zealous young man trying to meet the star of his dreams.

793 days ago
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