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Ex-Lions Player Chases Down, Punishes Peeping Tom Outside Daughter's Window: Report

"I couldn’t believe it," he said. "I was like, ‘Is this for real?’"

January 16, 2019 - 3:54 pm

Former Lions cornerback Tony Beckham took matters into his own hands when he discovered a peeping tom outside his 15-year-old daughter's bedroom window in Florida. 

The incident occurred Monday morning when Beckham was leaving for work. Beckham said he was alerted by some movement outside his house, according to ABC 25

"I waited for a second and I looked again," he 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's pants were partially down and he was masturbating, said Beckham. 

"I couldn’t believe it," he said. "I was like, ‘Is this for real?’ I thought I was getting 'Punk’d.'"

At that point, Beckham said he yelled at the man, who tried to run away. As one might expect, he didn't get very far. 

Beckham caught him at an apartment across the street. 

"We just had a good conversation,” he said.

That "good conversation" resulted in multiple facial fractures and a black eye for the man who was later arrested and identified as 48-year-old Geoffrey Cassidy. He was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior with a victim younger than 16 years old and is currently being held in Palm Beach County Jail on a $1,500 bond.

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

Beckham's wife, Amanda, was the one who called police. She said when she came outside she found her husband holding Cassidy on the ground. 

The 40-year-old Beckham played six games for the Lions in 2007 after which he retired. He spent the first five years of his career with the Titans, who selected him in the fourth round of the 2002 draft.