Man arrested at home of Sonya Deville, faces charges of attempted kidnapping & stalking

A man has been arrested in Hillsborough County after breaking into the home that is owned by WWE performer Sonya Deville (Daria Berenato).

A man has been arrested in Hillsborough County after breaking into the home that is owned by WWE performer Sonya Deville (Daria Berenato).

According to ABC Action News in Tampa, the suspect is 24-year old Phillip Thomas, who allegedly entered the home at 2:43 am Eastern after remained there for several hours. The homeowner was inside the house and went to sleep where the suspect activated the home alarm and was spotted.

The owner of the home was with a guest and made their exit before calling 911.

Thomas was found with a knife, zip ties, duct tape, mace, and told the officers he was going to take the homeowner hostage. He is facing charges of aggravated stalking, armed burglary of a dwelling, attempted armed kidnapping, and criminal mischief.

Sheriff Chad Chronister gave the following statement to the media:

Our deputies are unveiling the suspect’s disturbing obsession with this homeowner who he had never met, but stalked on social media for years. It’s frightening to think of all the ways this incident could have played out had the home alarm not gone off and alerted the homeowner of an intruder. Our deputies arrived within minutes and arrested this man who was clearly on a mission to inflict harm.

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