WWE Star Sonya Deville Targeted In Terrifying Kidnapping Plot, Arrest Made
Cops foiled apparent kidnapping attempt at WWE superstar’s home Sonya deville – claiming the suspect is an obsessed fan who was armed with a knife, zippers and duct tape.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Lutz, Fla., Arrested 24-year-old Philip A. Thomas Sunday … saying he had been planning his move for 8 months.
Officials said Thomas parked his car at a nearby church late Saturday night and walked to Deville’s home – where he punched a hole in a patio screen, waited several hours, then entered the residence around 2:45 a.m.
Thomas set off a house alarm, which surprised Deville – and once she realized there was an intruder, she fled the house with another person and called 911.
The cops arrived and found Thomas still inside the house. He was arrested for attempted armed kidnapping, armed burglary, criminal harassment and criminal offense.
The cops say he is an obsessed fan on a mission to “do harm”.
“Our deputies unveil the suspect’s worrying obsession with this owner whom he had never met, but stalked on social media for years,” the HCSO said in a statement.
“It’s scary to think of all the ways this incident could have played out if the house alarm hadn’t sounded and alerted the owner of an intruder. Our assistants arrived within minutes and shut this down. man who was clearly on a mission to inflict damage. “
Deville, 26 – real name Daria Berenato – then commented on Twitter, thanking the cops.
“Thank you all for your love and concern. A very scary experience, but luckily everyone is safe, ”said Deville.
“Special thanks to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for their response and assistance.”
Deville appeared on the WWE “Tough Enough” reality contest in 2015 and has become a star of the company.
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