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Ex-NFL player pummels Peeping Tom he caught masturbating outside his daughter’s window: Reports

‘We just had a good conversation,’ Tony Beckham said of the encounter that left the alleged Peeping Tom with several broken facial bones

A former NFL cornerback reportedly administered a beating to a Peeping Tom who he caught masturbating outside his daughter’s bedroom Monday morning.

Tony Beckham, who previously played for the Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans, told WBPF that he was leaving his Wellington, Florida, home when he spotted a man standing outside his 14-year-old daughter’s window. The Miami Herald reported that Beckham told deputies that he saw Geoffrey Cassidy, 40, crouched near some bushes with his pants down while “making a motion consistent with masturbating.”

The Herald reported that Beckham’s daughter had just gotten out of the shower and was getting dressed at the time. The ex-footballer said he yelled at the man, who attempted to run away—prompting the concerned father to jump into action.

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WPLG reported that Beckham’s wife found him holding down Cassidy and called the police. The pair was reportedly found fighting when officers arrived. Cassidy allegedly fell while trying to flee the scene. He was taken into custody and charged with lewd and lascivious behavior with a victim younger than 16 years old.

“I caught him at the apartment over there and we just had a good conversation,” Beckham told WBPF.

A mugshot which shows Cassidy with bruises and a black eye is presumably the result of that “conversation.” WBPF reported that Cassidy sustained a fractured cheekbone and eye socket during Monday morning’s incident.

According to WPLG, Cassidy denied peering into the teen girl’s window and claimed he was in the neighborhood because his car had broken down and he was waiting for it to cool.

Beckham said he’s unsure whether it’s Cassidy’s first time doing this—but he’s convinced it’s his last.

“I’m sorry that it happened to me. I’m sorry that it happened to him,” he said. “Because he’s never going to do that again on this side of town.”

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[Featured Image: Tony Beckham/WBPF video screengrab; Geoffrey Cassidy/Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office]