Applebees worker “who stalked WWE star Sonya Deville online planned to kidnap her eight months ago”

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Phillip A. Thomas II, 24, was arrested after Florida MPs said he planned to kidnap WWE wrestler Sonya Deville, 26, real name Daria Berenato

A South Carolina man was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly broke into the home of WWE star Sonya Deville to kidnap her.

Phillip A. Thomas II, 24, who works at an Applebee’s in South Carolina and has driven 500 miles in Florida, began planning the kidnapping eight months ago, according to the sheriff’s office, but he allegedly tracked down his victim on social networks for many years. .

Although police have not identified the victim, the house where Thomas was arrested belongs to Deville, whose real name is Daria Berenato, 26.

Deville is currently playing in the E! reality TV series from the cable channel Total Divas.

Thomas had parked his car near midnight Saturday night, just around the corner from the house in Lutz, Fla., About 15 miles north of Tampa.

Thomas was then seen punching a hole in the patio screen and stood outside on the patio for up to four hours watching his victim through the windows of the house, waiting before going to bed before to execute his plan.

Thomas would then have entered Deville’s house through the patio door in the early hours of the morning at 2:43 am, setting off the alarm.

Sonya Deville, 26, real name Daria Berenato, stars of E!  reality TV series from the cable channel Total Divas.

Sonya Deville, 26, real name Daria Berenato, stars of E! reality TV series from the cable channel Total Divas.

Deville fled the house with a friend and called 911 while escaping.

Deville fled the house with a friend and called 911 while escaping.

Deville fled the house with a friend and called 911 while escaping.

When police arrived at the scene, Thomas was still in the house and was discovered to be carrying a knife, plastic ties, duct tape and a sledgehammer along with several other items.

He reportedly told MPs he planned to take Deville hostage according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Thomas was charged with criminal harassment, armed burglary of a home, attempted armed robbery and criminal mischief. He is currently being held without bail.

Thomas allegedly drilled a hole in his home's patio screen, then waited outside until four hours before going inside and sounding the alarm.

Deville fled the house with a friend and called 911 while escaping.

Thomas allegedly drilled a hole in the screen of his house’s patio, then waited outside until four hours before entering Deville’s house and sounding the alarm.

On Thomas's account, which mostly contains retweets and posts about Deville's latest activities, he can be seen replying to his recent tweets.

On Thomas’s account, which mostly contains retweets and posts about Deville’s latest activities, he can be seen replying to his recent tweets.

“Our deputies unveil the suspect’s worrying obsession with this owner whom he had never met, but stalked on social media for years,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister.

“It’s scary to think of all the ways this incident could have played out if the house alarm hadn’t gone off and alerted the owner of an intruder. “

On Thomas’ account, which mostly contains retweets and posts about Deville’s latest activities, he can be seen replying to some of his recent tweets.

“I’m so proud of you Daria that you are an inspiration to me,” she wrote in response to a July 30 tweet about her appearance at the GLAAD Media Awards, a nonprofit founded by LGBTQ people in the media.

A little over a week later, he replied to a psychiatrist who had tweeted: ‘#BreakingNews: UR Perfect!’

“But what if other people think I’m not, and I don’t have self-confidence or self-esteem?” Thomas responded in response. “I’m asking for your opinion because I need a second opinion on something that might determine what will happen next in my life.

It was clear that something was heavy on his mind.

Deville tweeted his thanks to the Hillsborough County Sheriff and all his fans for their love and concern

Deville tweeted his thanks to the Hillsborough County Sheriff and all his fans for their love and concern

Thomas reportedly stalked Deville on social media for many years

Thomas reportedly stalked Deville on social media for many years

In a recent tweet, he wrote to a psychiatrist who tweeted: `` #BreakingNews: UR Perfect!  It is clear that something was on Thomas' mind as he asked for advice and help with something.

In a recent tweet, he wrote to a psychiatrist who had tweeted: “#BreakingNews: UR Perfect! It is clear that something was on Thomas’ mind as he asked for advice and help with something.

Late Sunday night, Deville tweeted, “Thank you all for your love and concern. A very scary experience but luckily everyone is safe. Special thanks to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for their response and assistance.

Fellow WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil also noted that he had been in contact with Deville to confirm his well-being.

“I spoke to her and I’m glad she’s safe and I’m thankful and grateful that the sheriff’s office took care of the situation immediately. Celebrity status aside, it’s sickening. I am the product of sexual assault and I have zero tolerance or respect for any human being who would violate a person’s privacy and / or personal space, ”O’Neil said.

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