A South Carolina guy was detained early Sunday in Lutz, Florida, for attempting to abduct a regional homeowner he had been stalking on social networks, according to the Tampa Bay Times Kavitha Surana.
While the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office did not recognize the victim, the scene of the arrest was apparently a house owned by Daria Berenato, who is much better known by her WWE moniker, Sonya Deville.
The male, 24-year-old Phillip A. Thomas II, had reportedly prepared the abduction for eight months.
Trespasser found with zip ties, duct tape, knife
According to the sheriffs office, Thomas parked his cars and truck at a close-by church around midnight and strolled to the home, where he waited on the patio area while checking out the house through the windows. At 2:43 a.m., the homeowner reportedly went to bed, at which point Thomas allegedly entered your house through a sliding door and triggered the alarm.
The homeowner then apparently saw Thomas on the home, left from the scene with a visitor and called 911.
Thomas was supposedly still at your home when deputies arrived. Per authorities, he was bring, to name a few things, a knife, plastic zip ties, duct tape and mace, and told deputies that he was preparing to take the homeowner captive.
Thomas has actually reportedly been charged with aggravated stalking, armed burglary of a dwelling, tried armed kidnapping and criminal mischief. He is being held without bail.
From the Times:
” Our deputies are unveiling the suspects troubling fixation with this property owner who he had actually never fulfilled, however stalked on social media for several years,” Sheriff Chad Chronister stated in the news release. “Its frightening to consider all the methods this occurrence could have played out had the home alarm not gone off and notified the property owner of an intruder.”
While Thomas had never ever satisfied the property owner, his Twitter account @Phillip80400010 consists of repeated tweets and retweets about Deville and her career. His newest activity was retweeting this from WWE about Devilles upcoming look at SummerSlam:
The 26-year-old Deville is the very first honestly gay female wrestler in WWE history, and currently stars in the businesss “Total Divas” reality program.
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