Sonya Deville made her comeback to WWE television back in January 2020 in a non-wrestling role. Fast forward two years, Deville is now an active in-ring competitor, but that’s not the only thing she does now. She had to deal with a lot of trouble back in 2020 due to a personal stalker. Now it appears that Deville opened up about her stalker trying to kidnap her.

For those who don’t remember, a man named Philip Thomas II broke into Sonya Deville’s home back in August 2020 and tried to kidnap her after years of stalking her on the internet.

Thomas was arrested and charged with aggravated stalking, armed burglary, attempted armed kidnapping, and criminal mischief. A protective order was also filed against the man to keep him away from Deville.

As previously reported, Judge Barbara Twine-Thomas handed 15-year sentence to Philip Thomas II. While speaking with Maria Menounos, Sonya Deville stated that she was living in a fight or flight mode after the attempted kidnapping.


There’s just so many layers to it. First of course, it’s fight or flight, and you’re just in the situation, and you deal with the situation, and that night after the incident, I thought I was gonna go back to the house and sleep there because I was stubborn and I was in shock, and I didn’t know what was going on. I didn’t know left from right at that point. Then, the sun goes down, and I’m uncontrollably shaking, and I’m in a hotel room under an alias name because I’m so paranoid that even though he’s arrested, he’s somehow gonna find me, and I have the dresser pushed up against the door. I made Mandy slide the dresser in front of the door on the fifteenth floor of this high rise, and paranoia starts to set in. It’s fight or flight, and then it’s shock, and I went into an autopilot of, ‘What needs to be done? What do we have to do?’ I don’t feel first. I do first, and then I feel later. You do what has to be done, and then you feel later, so I didn’t feel the full effect for what had happened for months. I was in full-blown fight-or-flight, I was living in fight-or-flight mode for months, maybe years

It is certainly great to see that justice has been served and the stalker will be locked behind bars for a very long time. Regardless, Sonya Deville simply wants to put all this behind her now.

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