Dina Manzo and Boyfriend David Cantin Victims of Home Invasion

by TV Deets Team 0

David Cantin, Dina Manzo, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, RHONJ, Bravo
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Former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dina Manzo and her boyfriend have been the victims of a terrible home invasion, local news outlets are reporting.

Dina left RHONJ after returning for season 6 and at the time, it was rumoured that she was moving in with boyfriend David Cantin. According to NBC New York, the two had their privacy violated when they returned home Saturday night (May 13, 2017) to find a burglary in progress.

The report goes on to explain just how horrible the night turned out to be. According to sources, Dina and David were then rushed by the burglars and a baseball bat was even used against David. Dina was punched, reads the report, and the couple were then tied up by their attackers.

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The burglars reportedly went through the house, stealing cash and jewelry before exiting. Prosecutors said that they were both treated for facial injuries but that they are expected to be physically fine.

It was shocking to hear about what happened to David and Dina and our hearts go out to them and their families as they begin the recovery process from what must have been an absolutely horrible experience. It’s hard to understand why someone would do what the perpetrators in this instance chose to do by attacking the couple upon their entry to their home, but all they can do is find a way to move forward and past this.

It’s certainly easier said than done, however, and we can’t imagine what it’s like to be in their shoes right now. We wish the two of them the best as they forge ahead.

If you have information, contact Detective Eric Hernando of the Holmdel Township Police Department at (732) 946-2820 or Detective Wayne Raynor of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at (800) 533-7443.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey will return later this year.


Last edited by TV Deets on May 21, 2017 at 4:52pm: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the place of the act as New York. We have made an edit to reflect the real location of the incident as New Jersey.