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(NEWSER) – As Melora Rivera hid on her roof, half-naked, from an intruder yesterday morning, a neighbor snapped pictures and posted them to Twitter. The California woman had fled from a second-story window when a homeless man broke into her house as she slept, CBS2 reports.

"The drop is, I would guess, more than 20 feet. So there was no safely jumping off the roof," she tells the station. “Once I saw him in the house, I knew that we both couldn’t be there. I knew that I didn’t want to have a confrontation with him of any sort, you know, not knowing what his intention was," she says. Luckily she'd grabbed her phone and was able to call 911. Pictures show the man also on the roof, apparently in pursuit of Rivera.

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