According to the Hillsborough County, Florida Sheriff’s Office, a South Carolina man who had been stalking WWE superstar Sonya Deville online for years was arrested for attempting to kidnap the WWE star.
Phillip A. Thomas II allegedly spent several months attempting to abduct Deville. On Sunday, he cut a hole in the patio screen at Deville’s home and waited several hours watching the house before trying to enter the home at 3am.
An alarm went off, alerting Deville who spotted Thomas and called 911. Thomas was arrested with a knife, zip ties, duct tape and mace on him. He confirmed to the police that he was planning to take Deville hostage.
A Twitter account featuring Thomas’ name shows numerous posts about Deville and her activities in recent months, as well as concerns over his mental health.
Thomas has been charged with aggravated stalking, armed burglary of a dwelling, and criminal mischief and attempted armed kidnapping, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Thank you everyone for your love and concern. A very frightening experience but thankfully everyone is safe. A special thank you to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for their response and assistance. 🖤
— Daddy Deville (@SonyaDevilleWWE) August 17, 2020