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Texas mom tackles man suspected of peeping in 15-year-old daughter's bedroom window

Josephine 17/11/2021

This is the dramatic moment a mom tackled a man to the ground after claiming he was peeping into her 15-year-old daughter's bedroom.

Mom Phyllis Pena claims she returned home from a store at 7am and found the suspect standing in her yard peeking into the window of her daughter's bedroom.

Pena called the cops after the man, identified as Zane Hawkins, 19, panicked and fled the scene.

Officers found Hawkins nearby but he took off and ran straight into the path of Pena who was stood on her front lawn.

Pena ran into the road and tackled the suspect to the ground to make sure he didn't get away during the incident on January 31.

The dashcam footage shows her daughter helping to hold him down until the cops caught up.

As soon as she went to call the cops, the 19-year-old suspect ran away. The police arrived and quickly caught him, only for him to try to flee once again.

“[My] first instinct was just to make sure he didn't go any further," Pena told KPRC-TV.

"The cop fist-bumped me and he was like, 'Hey, so I heard the Texans are looking for a new linebacker'.

"My kids are my life and [I was] just making sure I protect them."

Pena said her daughter wasn't in the bedroom when the suspect was stood in the yard.

Lake Jackson Police said Hawkins was booked into jail.

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