On August 16, a 24-year-old man was arrested after being caught attempting to break into a house formerly owned by Daria Berenato, better known as the popular WWE star Sonya Deville in Lutz, Florida. The intruder was identified to be South Carolina resident Phillip A. Thomas II. According to Sheriff Chad Chronister, Thomas was first seen parking his car at a nearby church before walking to the unidentified homeowner’s house. Once Thomas arrived at the house, the man waited on the patio and quietly looked through windows. Around 2:43 a.m., Thomas entered the house through a sliding door after the unidentified homeowner went to bed, triggering the house alarm as a result. Fortunately for the anonymous homeowner, they were able to spot Thomas on the property and managed to flee from Deville’s old house with the guest that was staying with them. The anonymous resident then notified the police about the intruder.

Several police officers then arrived on the scene and found Thomas, who was still on the property. After arresting Thomas, the police discovered that the intruder was in the possession of zip ties, duct tape, mace and a knife. Thomas admitted to the police officers that he was attempting to take the unidentified homeowner as a hostage.

After the attempted home invasion, Thomas was charged with aggravated stalking, armed burglary of a dwelling, criminal mischief and attempted armed kidnapping. Thomas is now being held without bail.

Through his Twitter account, Thomas seemed to have been a fan of Deville and her career in WWE, as he had been shown to repeatedly tweet and retweet posts about the wrestler. His most recent post on Twitter was a retweet related to Deville’s upcoming appearance at the WWE SuperSlam event.

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