A court motion reveals that fellow WWE Superstar Mandy Rose was with Sonya Deville during the attempted kidnapping that occurred this past weekend. Deville, whose real name is Daria Berenato, revealed the information in a court request for stalking protection from Phillip A. Thomas II.
Phillip A. Thomas broke into Deville’s home after driving to Florida, parking his car at a church, and walking to her home and cutting a hole in the patio screen with a knife. After waiting for hours, he set off the residential alarm when he entered through a back sliding door, according to WFLA.
Deville went to the door and saw Thomas with a knife in his hand and pepper spray in the other. Both women were able to flee the home and deputies were able to take Thomas into custody.
“There’s a man in the house, we have to go,” Deville told Rose before she grabbed her keys and escaped via her car in the garage.
Thomas “admitted that his intention was to take (the victim) hostage” by spraying pepper spray, binding her hands with zip ties and “wrapping duct tape around her arms to prevent her from fighting back.”
For up to five years, prosecutors said Thomas sent messages to the wrestler’s social media accounts that expressed “his deserve to meet with the victim” and “of a progressively more threatening manner.”
Thomas was charged with aggravated stalking, armed burglary, attempted kidnapping, and criminal mischief.