This is the chilling moment a Californian woman cowered on her own roof as an intruder searched for her.
Melora Rivera lept from her seat as the man started kicking down the panels to her home from the outside and forced his way in.
During the commotion she managed to get herself out onto her rooftop. At this point, the man was inside and searching for her.
She told CBS LA: ‘Once I saw him in the house, I knew that we both couldn’t be there,’ she added.
‘I knew that I didn’t want to have a confrontation with him of any sort, you know, not knowing what his intention was.’
A local blogger took the photograph as he spotted the incident when walking by.