• Man Arrested For Attempting To Kidnap WWE Wrestler Sonya Deville
A South Carolina man, who has stalked WWE wrestler Sonya Deville for years on Social Media, was arrested earlier today when attempted to kidnap Deville.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Phillip A. Thomas II (age 24) began planning the abduction of Deville (age 26) eight months ago.
Tampa Bay Times posted the following report regarding this:
“Thomas parked his car around midnight at Idlewild Church off Dale Mabry Highway and Van Dyke Road in Lutz and walked to a home within the Promenade at Lake Park subdivision along Pine Hammock Boulevard, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Thomas cut a hole in the patio screen and remained on the patio three to four hours while watching and listening through the windows. At 2:43 a.m., after the homeowner had gone to bed, Thomas entered the home through a sliding glass door, activating the alarm.
The homeowner looked out a window, spotted Thomas on the property and fled with a guest in a car. The homeowner called 911.
Thomas was still in the house when deputies arrived. He was carrying a knife, plastic zip ties, duct tape, mace and other items and told deputies he was planning to take the homeowner hostage.
Thomas, listed on a jail booking sheet as an Applebee’s crew member, has been charged with aggravated stalking, armed burglary of a dwelling, attempted armed kidnapping, and criminal mischief. He was being held without bail.”
“Our deputies are unveiling the suspect’s disturbing obsession with this homeowner who he had never met, but stalked on social media for years,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said in the news release. “It’s frightening to think of all the ways this incident could have played out had the home alarm not gone off and alerted the homeowner of an intruder.”
Speaking of Sonya Deville, she’s currently scheduled to face Mandy Rose in a “Hair vs. Hair” match next Sunday at WWE SummerSlam 2020 pay-per-view.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 16, 1990) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 1990, we lost Old School Wrestling Legend Pat O’Connor at the age of 65 due to cancer.
Pat O’Connor was a former NWA World Heavyweight Champion, who held the belt from 1959 until he lost it to “The Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers in 1961.
In 2016, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of their annual ‘Legacy Wing’ inductions.
† REST IN PEACE PAT O’CONNOR
August 22, 1924 – August 16, 1990