Former NFL player assaults man he caught masturbating outside his 14-year-old daughter's window

Former NFL player Tony Beckham said his daughter and her sister were both traumatized by the incident


                            Former NFL player assaults man he caught masturbating outside his 14-year-old daughter's window

A Florida man was at the receiving end of swift justice when he was caught masturbating outside the window of a 14-year-old girl, whose father, a former NFL player, caught him and assaulted him on the spot.

According to the Miami Herald, the incident unfolded on Monday morning in Wellington in Central Palm Beach County outside the home of former Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions cornerback Tony Beckham, 40. The suspect was identified as 48-year-old Geoffrey Cassidy.

A probable cause affidavit states that Beckham saw Cassidy, who was crouched in the bushes outside his daughter's window, while he was walking towards his car.

Beckham gave the offender a beating of a lifetime (Source: Getty Images)
Beckham gave the offender a beating of a lifetime (Source: Getty Images)

The girl had just gotten out of the shower, and Beckham reportedly caught the 48-year-old with his hands down his pants and "making a motion consistent with masturbating." His pants were also down and his butt was exposed, the affidavit said.

Incensed, Beckham yelled at Cassidy, who became startled and attempted to run away. But the former cornerback managed to catch him within 50 yards, tackling him to the ground before giving him a brutal beatdown. 

When deputies arrived at the scene a few minutes later, they found Beckham and Cassidy fighting. The teen's father disengaged and told the officers what had occurred, though Cassidy first refuted the story and ried to explain his behavior.

He told the deputies his car had broken down and he was only in the bushes waiting for the vehicle to "cool down." But when cross-questioned, he could not point the deputies to his vehicle and nor could he give them a phone number, telling them he was "transient."

Cassidy was released from jail on a $1,500 bond (Source: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)
Cassidy was released from jail on a $1,500 bond (Source: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)

He was subsequently placed in handcuffs and taken to a medical facility where doctors determined the extent of the injuries. He was diagnosed with a fractured cheekbone and a fractured eye socket, with a mugshot released by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Offices even showing the 48-year-old's injuries.

Speaking to WPEC-CBS12 Beckham said his daughter and her sister are both traumatized after the incident. "They was crying, they’re scared. They all slept in the room with me last night."

The Miami Herald reported that Cassidy was arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious exhibition before being booked into the West Detention Center. He was later released on a $1,500 bond, though a judge ordered him to not have any contact with the victim or the victim's family, or even go to the neighborhood where they live.

Cassidy has a criminal history that includes charges of burglary, theft, attempted receiving of stolen property, and criminal trespassing, His court date has been announced as February 13.