(CNN)A South Carolina guy obsessed with WWE star Sonya Deville was arrested Sunday following he drove to Florida and broke into the wrestler’s property armed with a knife, plastic zip ties, duct tape and mace, authorities claimed.
Phillip A. Thomas II, 24, experienced been scheduling for eight months to acquire the victim hostage, in accordance to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Place of work.
Sheriff Chad Chronister mentioned Thomas “was plainly on a mission to inflict hurt.”
“Our deputies are unveiling the suspect’s disturbing obsession with this home-owner who he experienced under no circumstances met, but stalked on social media for several years,” Chronister explained.
Thomas parked his carat a close by church and walked to Deville’s household in Lutz, a Tampa suburb he then slice a gap in the patio monitor, and viewed and listened by means of the window for up to four hours, the sheriff’s office environment claimed.
When Deville went to bed, detectives say, Thomas entered by means of the back again sliding glass door at all-around two:forty five a.m. on Sunday, activating the home alarm, which prompted Deville to seem out the window and spot someone on her house. Deville and a visitor quickly still left the dwelling and termed 911, the sheriff’s business claimed.
When sheriffs arrived, they say they uncovered Thomas within the household with the knife, plastic zip ties, duct tape, and mace. Sheriffs stated that just after Thomas was arrested, he explained to them he experienced intended to choose the homeowner hostage.
Thomas is billed with aggravated stalking, armed burglary, tried armed kidnapping, and criminal mischief, according to the sheriff’s section. He stays in jail with no bond, in accordance to the arrest specifics offered on the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office web-site an lawyer was not stated for Thomas.
“It is really horrifying to consider of all the strategies this incident could have played out experienced the dwelling alarm not absent off and alerted the house owner of an intruder,” Chronister explained.
Deville took to Twitter under her account “Daddy Deville” to categorical gratitude to the sheriff’s business.
“Thank you all people for your appreciate and issue. A very scary expertise but thankfully every person is harmless. A unique thank you to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Place of work for their response and support,” Deville tweeted.
Deville describes herself as the “1st ever brazenly homosexual feminine in the WWE,” dubbing herself “The Pride Fighter.” She also stars in the E! Entertainment fact series “Complete Divas.”