On Sunday, May 10th, R&B singer Chris Brown returned home to find an intruder had broken in. In and of itself, a celebrity finding their home invaded is not entirely uncommon, however; Brown’s situation is a little weird. Brown entered the kitchen of his home to find that the intruder was not only still in the home, but had cooked herself several meals. Upon inspecting the home further, Brown discovered the hinges broken off of several doors, his daughter’s clothing tossed outside and “… all these crazy voodoo things” around the house. The intruder – Amira Ayeb – had also painted her name on the singer’s cars.
Ayeb was arrested and charged with felony vandalism and burglary. She is currently in police custody, though is eligible for bail at $50,000.
Vandalism is covered under California Penal Code 594 PC, and can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. In the case of Ayeb, a felony conviction could bring with it penalties which include up to 1-year in county jail and fines of up to $10,000 (or up to $50,000, if the damage is valued at being over $10,000).
As for her burglary charge, it is covered under California Penal Code 459 PC and carries a possible sentence of anywhere from probation to 6-years in California state prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.