Former Detroit Lions defensive back Tony Beckham beat up a man who he said was found masturbating outside his 15-year-old daughter's window.
Beckham told local TV station WPBF that he had just left his house at 6:40 a.m. on Monday when he saw Cassidy crouched in some bushes near his daughter's window with hands in his trousers. The man's trousers were partially down and he was masturbating.
"I couldn't believe it", he said. "I was like, 'Is this for real?'" the former National Football League player, 40, told the station. Beckham said. "I thought I was getting punked, like this isn't happening".
"I caught him over there, and we just had a good conversation", he said.
Beckham told police Cassidy was crouched in some bushes by the window with his hands in his trousers.
He was later booked into the local jail on a charge of lewd and lascivious exhibition.More news: Kremlin derides allegations that Trump could work for Moscow
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office did not respond immediately to Newsweek 's request for comment.
Beckham spent five seasons in the National Football League as a cornerback for the Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions.
Without hesitation, Beckham yelled at the man. Cassidy tried to flee but the former cornerback chased after him and tackled him to ground.
Beckham's wife, Amanda Beckham, told WPBF-TV that she's concerned about why Cassidy allegedly targeted her family.
Beckham called the incident "scary", WPBF reports, telling the station, "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".
Cassidy was taken to Wellington Regional Medical Center to be treated for fractures to his face and eye. Beckham said he was alerted by some movement outside his house, according to ABC 25.