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South Carolina man accused of trying to kidnap WWE star Sonya Deville

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Posted at 7:40 AM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 10:41:03-04

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Sheriff's officials in Florida say a 24-year-old South Carolina man is accused of invading the home of a WWE star near Tampa.

Phillip Thomas II was arrested Sunday after officials say he entered the home of wrestler Sonya Deville, setting off a security alarm.

Hillsborough Sheriff's officials say the 26-year-old victim, real name Daria Berenato, spotted Thomas on the property after the alarm rang and called 911 as she fled with a guest in a car.

Arriving deputies found Thomas at the home with a knife, plastic zip ties, duct tape and mace. He was arrested pending a Monday court hearing on armed kidnapping and other charges.