Florida man arrested after climbing on Rihanna's roof is running for mayor

A man who was arrested in 2012 for trespassing at pop singer Rihanna's California home is now running for mayor of Orange County, Florida. 

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Robert Melanson, 29, submitted paperwork to the Orange County supervisor of elections office and took to Twitter to announce his candidacy, Florida National News reported. 

"Please don't be frightened if I approach you to sign a petition to put my name on the ballot for mayor," Melanson, who has a dozen Twitter followers, wrote Wednesday on the social media platform. "It's a good way to stay in shape."

In 2012, Melanson served 121 days in jail for violating his probation after jumping over an 8-foot wall on Rihanna's Los Angeles property and then climbing onto the roof of her home, CBS Los Angeles reported.

In fear for her safety, the pop singer filed a restraining order against Melanson that lasted from 2013 to 2016. Melanson complied with the terms of the restraining order.

Melanson, a former peanut vendor, campaigned last year for an Orange County Commission seat.