Ex-NFL player tackles ‘peeping Tom’ who stared into daughter’s bedroom, authorities say

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WELLINGTON, Fla. (WFLA) – A Florida peeping Tom was left battered and bruised after messing with the family of an ex-NFL player, CBS12 reports.

Tony Beckham told the news station he was leaving for work on Monday when he heard a “rumble” in the bushes, then saw a man crouched by the window with his hands in his pants. The man was looking at his daughter who was in her room getting dressed for school, according to Beckham. 

“I screamed, ‘Hey what are you doing?! Then he took off running,” Beckham said. 

Beckham, a former cornerback for the Tennessee Titans, chased after the man and tackled him to the ground. He held him there until deputies with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrived.

Beckham said the event left his daughters traumatized. 

“They was crying, they’re scared,” he said. “They all slept in the room with me last night.” 

After the incident, Geoffrey Cassidy, 48, was taken to Wellington Regional Medical Center with fractures to his face. A mugshot shows him with a black eye, busted lip and cuts on his face.

Cassidy has been charged with lewd and lascivious behavior and is being held on a $1,500 bond.

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