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Former NFL Player Beats Up Alleged Peeping Tom at Florida Home

Geoffrey Cassidy, 48, was arrested Monday on a lewd and lascivious behavior charge after the encounter with former Detroit Lion and Tennessee Titan Tony Beckham

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    Ex-NFL Player Beats Up Alleged Peeping Tom

    Geoffrey Cassidy, 48, was arrested Monday on a lewd and lascivious behavior charge after the encounter with former Detroit Lion and Tennessee Titan Tony Beckham. NBC 6 anchor Johnny Archer reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019)

    A man accused of peeping into a teen girl's bedroom in South Florida apparently picked the wrong home after he was caught and beaten up by the girl's father, a former NFL player.

    Geoffrey Cassidy, 48, was arrested Monday on a lewd and lascivious behavior charge after the encounter with former Detroit Lion and Tennessee Titan Tony Beckham in Wellington, NBC station WESH in Orlando reported.

    Beckham said he was leaving his home Monday morning when he spotted the man looking into his 15-year-old daughter's bedroom.

    "I waited for a second and I looked again," Beckham said, according to WESH. "And I see a white male and he’s standing by my window and he’s trying to get a better position."

    Beckham yelled at the man, who tried to run away. The retired professional athlete easily ran him down.

    "I caught him at the apartment over there and we just had a good conversation," Beckham said.

    That "good conversation" didn't go very well for Cassidy, who suffered multiple broken bones in his face and sports a black eye in his mug shot.

    "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."

    Cassidy was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail, where he remained held on $1,500 bond Wednesday, records showed. Attorney information wasn't available.

    Beckham, a defensive back originally from Gainesville, spent parts of five seasons in the NFL, according to his NFL.com profile.