A “peeping Tom” who was allegedly watching a former NFL player’s daughter outside her window got what he deserved.
Former Tennessee Titans cornerback Tony Beckham told WPBF-TV in Palm Beach, Florida, that he was leaving his home Monday around 6:40 a.m when he saw someone outside his 15-year-old daughter’s window.
“I waited for a second and I looked again,” Beckham said. “And I see a white male, and he’s standing by my window, and he’s trying to get a better position.”
The man was looking through the window at his daughter, Beckham said. The man’s pants were partially down and he was masturbating, according to the report.
“I couldn’t believe it. I was like, ‘Is this for real?’ I thought I was getting ‘Punk’d,'” Beckham said.
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Beckham’s wife, Amanda, called the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. Police arrived and saw Beckham and the man, identified as 48-year-old Geoffrey Cassidy, in a “scuffle.”
Beckham told police that Cassidy took off after he yelled at him, but the 40-year-old former cornerback easily caught him.
“I caught him at the apartment over there and we just had a good conversation,” Beckham told WPBF.
Cassidy was arrested on a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior with a victim younger than 16 years old.
The suspect’s mug shot shows him with bruises on his face. WPBF reported that the suspect had “multiple broken bones in his face.”
Cassidy is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail, the ABC affiliate reported.
“I don’t know if this is his first time coming here or if he’s been here before or where he’s seen us or how he picked us out,” Amanda Beckham said. “But it’s scary.”
“If he was that brave to do it right here, I know this is not the first time he’s done this,” Tony Beckham said.
Can i buy him dinner?
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Beckham played in the NFL from 2002 to 2007. He spent his first four years with the Titans, who drafted him in the fourth round in 2002, and finished his career by playing one year with the Detroit Lions.
Beckham had one career interception and 58 career tackles. But his takedown Monday might be the most important “tackle” of his career.
“He’s never going to do that again on this side of town,” Beckham told WPBF.
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