Man sentenced to 18 months in jail for trespassing at Miley Cyrus' home
Miley Cyrus arrives at the world premiere of "The Hunger Games" on Monday March 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP /Matt Sayles)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, October 12, 2012 6:10PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, October 12, 2012 6:12PM EDT
LOS ANGELES -- A man convicted of trespassing at Miley Cyrus' Los Angeles home has been sentenced to a year and a half in jail.
Superior Court Judge Dennis Mulcahy sentenced Jason Luis Rivera to the jail term Friday. A jury convicted Rivera of misdemeanour trespassing and resisting arrest one day earlier.
The 40-year-old has been jailed since his arrest on Sept. 8. Authorities say he was caught at Cyrus' home carrying a pair of scissors.
Police say Rivera told officers he was a friend of the singer-actress and he repeatedly threw himself against an outside wall as if trying to break in.
Cyrus was not home during the incident.