What occurred to 26-year-old WWE star Sonya Deville? On Sunday, Aug. 16, Phillip A. Thomas, 24, was arrested and charged on a kidnapping cost at her house.
What occurred to Sonya Deville?
Sonya Deville, whose actual identify is Daria Berenato, had gone to mattress at her house in Florida’s Hillsborough County when Phillip A. Thomas allegedly broke into the home at 2:43 a.m. ET on Sunday morning.
In accordance with police, Thomas had stalked the Complete Divas star on social media for years and spent months planning the alleged crime.
Thomas minimize a gap in a patio display screen within the night hours and “remained there for 3 to 4 hours, watching and listening to what was occurring inside the house by means of the home windows,” ESPN writes, per the official police launch.
“Thomas went to Florida from his house in South Carolina, telling deputies that he deliberate to take the home-owner hostage,” the discharge continues. When he in the end did enter the house by means of a again sliding-glass door at 2:43 a.m., the entry triggered an alarm.
The alarm, in flip, led the New Jersey native WWE star to look out the window and see Thomas on the property. The wrestler and “a visitor” left the home by automobile and referred to as 911 whereas Thomas was nonetheless contained in the residence. The discharge states he was carrying a knife, plastic zip ties, duct tape, mac, and “different private gadgets” when he was apprehended.
Is Sonya Deville OK?
Within the night, Sonya took to Twitter to replace her followers in regards to the surprising incident. “Thanks everybody to your love and concern,” she wrote. “A really scary expertise however fortunately everyone seems to be secure. A particular thanks to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Workplace for his or her response and help.”
For his or her half, the police workplace mentioned their “deputies are unveiling the suspect’s disturbing obsession with this home-owner who he had by no means met, however stalked on social media for years.” “It is scary to consider all of the methods this incident might have performed out had the house alarm not gone off and alerted the home-owner of an intruder,” it continued. “Our deputies arrived inside minutes and arrested this man who was clearly on a mission to inflict hurt.”
Thanks everybody to your love and concern. A really scary expertise however fortunately everyone seems to be secure. A particular thanks to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Workplace for his or her response and help. 🖤
— Daddy Deville (@SonyaDevilleWWE) August 17, 2020
Thomas is now being charged with three felonies: tried armed kidnapping, armed housebreaking, and aggravated speaking. He is additionally being charged with misdemeanor prison mischief and is being held with out bond.
Berenato, who goes by her ring identify and final 12 months started calling herself “Daddy Deville” is the primary brazenly homosexual feminine wrestler in WWE historical past.
“It is a very gratifying and fulfilling factor for me as a result of I used to be on the opposite facet of the coin 5, six years in the past trying as much as folks on tv, feeling consolation in having allies that represented me on media and TV and movie and leisure typically,” she revealed to the New York Publish. “So to be that for the subsequent technology and for the youth who won’t be snug with who they’re, it is tremendous relatable for me as a result of I used to be that individual not too way back.”