- The girl’s parents heard her scream at 10pm on Sunday after seeing the man
- They headed out and ordered him to lie on the grass but he fled to a gas station
- He wrestled with the mother’s gun and the father shot him at least there times
- The man is in a serious but stable condition in hospital and is under investigation
A Texas father has shot a ‘peeping Tom’ who was seen performing a sex act outside the window of his 10-year-old daughter’s bedroom, police have said.
The husband and wife, who have remained anonymous, heard their daughter scream from her room at 10pm on Sunday after she saw the man lurking outside their house in Houston.
The girl’s mother told KTRK-TV: ‘She looks over at the window and this guy is at her window. He took my daughter’s innocence away.’
After they were alerted to the apparently intoxicated stranger, the couple, who are licensed gun owners, headed outside on 15000 W. Little York to confront him.
The father ordered the man to lie down on their yard until police arrived but he did not comply and fled across the street to a Valero gas station.
There, the girl’s mother held him at gunpoint as the father headed inside the gas station to ask them to call 911.
But the suspect then started wrestling with the mother for her gun, disarming her and pointing it back in her direction.
The husband immediately ran outside and fired at the man out of fear for the safety of his wife.
The mother said: ‘We didn’t want this guy to get shot. We were waiting for police to detain him because I’m pretty sure if he did this to my children, he’s doing it to a lot of other children out here
We are praying for the suspect and we are also praying for his family.’
Harris County deputies said the man was shot by the father three times.
The case is being investigated by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.