When Phyllis Pena caught a man peeping in her 15-year-old daughter's bedroom window, she did what any mom would have done: she tackled him to the ground and held him for the police.
Viral video shows Pena delivering some Texas justice to a peeping Tom who picked the wrong girl's bedroom window to peek through.
Pena (left) told Lake Jackson police she was returning home from the store at 7 a.m. on Jan. 21, when she spotted Zane Hawkins, 19, in her yard peeping in her daughter's bedroom window.
Pena immediately called the police, and when she saw the suspect flee, she told WPRC that her first instinct was to make sure he didn't escape the long arms of the law.
Video footage from a patrol unit shows Pena tackle Hawkins to the ground while her daughter, a star softball player, rushed over to help hold him down until police arrived.
"The cop fist-bumped me and he was like, 'Hey, so I heard the Texans are looking for a new linebacker,'" Pena told the news station.
She said Hawkins is known in the neighborhood but her daughter doesn't know him personally.
Pena shared the video of her hard tackle on her Facebook page, and it went viral around the globe.
She captioned the footage: "The video everyone has been waiting for. My next step is to try out for the NFL."
Hawkins is in jail facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, evading arrest and resisting arrest. More charges may be added.