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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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31.

jl    

I hope he's still a credible threat in 278 days

773 days ago
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robert h    

That's funny, if she had ran over 6 people while driving drunk, she would have spent about 10 days in jail due to "overcrowding" but this guy spends his full sentence minus good behavior. Nice.

773 days ago
33.

Lifekix    

At least his stalking a tightie

773 days ago
34.

Jay    

While the person who actually beat the sh*t out of her escaped with no jail time. I see there was no getting out in a couple days due to overcrowding in this case.

773 days ago
35.

LK    

y does she always grab her box on stage ? does she thk she has a **** ?? or does she just got crabs ???

773 days ago
36.

LK    

i heard chris brown punched her out cause she gave him herpies does any1 know where he got them on his mouth or dick ?????

773 days ago
37.

Mr. Grimm    

The only person who needs to be stalkin this girl is a barber and take some clippers to that hair because it is out of control!

773 days ago
38.

fstblk    

RiRi you should give this one a chance. He could probably give you that ass whooping you're looking for!!!!

773 days ago
39.

ronald    

the judge forgot to tell he rstay away from her stalker too. or she can face charges of breaking the tro. leaving him in the clear.

708 days ago
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