According to accounts, a Texas parent and licensed gun owner tracked down a “peeping Tom” who was seen satisfying himself outside his 10-year-old daughter’s window — before killing him outside a local gas station.
Around 10 p.m., a husband and wife, both licensed handgun holders, heard their little daughter cry from her bedroom. KTRK-TV reported that Harris County Sheriff’s officers responded to a complaint of a guy improperly touching himself outside a window on Sunday.
“She looks over at the window and this guy is at her window,” the girl’s mother, who preferred not to be identified, told KPRC-TV, about what her daughter experienced. “He took my daughter’s innocence away.”
The couple armed with their handguns headed outside their home located 15000 block of W. Little York in Houston to confront the man, KPRC-TV reported. The father, who also preferred his name not be published, said he and his wife ordered the man to lie down in their front yard until police arrived – though the man did not comply. Instead, he headed toward across the street to a nearby Valero gas station.
Deputies said the girl’s mother held the man at gunpoint outside the gas station, as the father headed inside to tell the clerk to call 911. But that’s when the suspect began wrestling the woman for her gun. He managed to disarm the woman and pointed her own gun in her direction. But her husband soon raced outside the gas station and fired at the suspect out of fear he’d shoot his wife.