Viral video shows a Texas mom body-slamming a suspected peeping tom accused of looking into her teenage daughter’s bedroom window.
Phyllis Pena returned to her Lake Jackson home to find a man trying to peep through her daughter’s bedroom window. So she did what any good mother would do, and absolutely LAID HIM OUT.
When suspect Zane Hawkins tried to flee the scene after the police arrived, Pena squared up, and tackled him in a way that would make the Cowboys proud.
“First instinct was just to make sure he didn’t go any further,” said mom Phyllis Pena.
“My kids are my life and just making sure I protect them,” Pena added.
She turned into a middle linebacker real quick. pic.twitter.com/7KCW3SdJuu
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) February 11, 2021
The suspect was found in the neighborhood by police, but he tried again to run away.
He started to run toward the mom outside of her house, and then Pena dove out at him and tackled him.
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The daughter helped pin down the suspect until cops came to make the arrest.
Pena told Click 2 Houston, “The cop fist-bumped me, and he was like, ‘Hey, so I heard the Texans are looking for a new linebacker.'”
Hawkins was apprehended thanks to Pena’s quick action and is now facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, evading arrest, and resisting arrest.
“It’s not very often that we have somebody that actually steps in, puts themself in harm’s way to assist in apprehending somebody,” Sgt. Roy Welch said.
The takedown was videotaped on the police’s dashcam.