Back in 2020, WWE wrestler Sonya Deville — whose real name is Daria Berenato — had an enormous scare in her personal life. A 24-year-old man who was “obsessed” with her was arrested for breaking into her home in Florida and trying to kidnap her. She began carrying a gun after that incident. She had a permit for the gun in Florida.

Deville was arrested last month at the Borgata in New Jersey for carrying that gun, TMZ reported. Court records show she was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon.

A misplaced ticket

A valet discovered the gun in her car’s glove compartment Feb. 19. He opened the glove compartment to look for her ticket, which had been misplaced. The valet called the police, who found Deville cooperating with security when they arrived. During questioning, she admitted to owning the handgun and showed them the Florida permit, which was not valid in New Jersey. She was taken into custody without incident and released on a summons for a court date that hasn’t been scheduled.

A representative of Deville, 29, told the New York Post that Deville was in Atlantic City with her fiancee, fitness model Toni Cassano, to celebrate their engagement, which took place four days earlier in a wine cellar cave in North Jersey. Deville was born and raised in New Jersey.

Scary incident

The incident with the stalker was scary for Deville. Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a statement in 2020 that “our deputies are unveiling the suspect’s disturbing obsession with this homeowner who he had never met, but stalked on social media for years. 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 the intruder.”

Deville was able to escape without being harmed. The man was charged with aggravated stalking, armed burglary of a dwelling, attempted armed kidnapping and criminal mischief but was found incompetent to stand trial.

No mention

Deville has 1.3 million followers on her Instagram account. She has not mentioned her arrest on that account. She’s wrestled in several live shows since the arrest. She’s been with the WWE since being on the company’s reality show, “Tough Enough,” in 2015.

Deville spoke to the New York Post in 2020 about being the WWE’s first openly lesbian performer, saying she was proud to be a trailblazer: “It’s a very gratifying and fulfilling thing for me because I was on the other side of the coin five, six years ago looking up to people on television, feeling comfort in having allies that represented me on media and TV and film and entertainment in general. So to be that for the next generation and for the youth who might not be comfortable with who they are, it’s super relatable for me because I was that person not too long ago.”

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