Don't mess with mama.
A Texas mom is going viral for tackling the man accused of peeking into her daughter's bedroom window.
When Phyllis Pena found a man in her yard early one morning, allegedly peeking into her daughter's window, she called the police.
The man took off on foot, leading officers on a chase that ultimately brought them back to Pena's home.
When she saw him again, Pena sprang into action. She tackled the 19-year-old man, bringing him to the ground. The takedown was caught on the police's dashcam.
DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS https://t.co/hvBoNMRkj8— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC 2 Houston) 1613076696.0
"First instinct was just to make sure he didn't go any further," Pena told KPRC 2 News.
Police later identified him as 19-year-old Zane Hawkins. He was booked into jail and is facing several charges.
"The cop fist-bumped me and he was like, 'Hey, so I heard the Texans are looking for a new linebacker,'" Pena said.
Her mama bear instincts have earned Pena praise from people around the world.
"Boom 💥 Some body sign this woman up!! She has MAD TACKLING SKILLS!! 🤣," tweeted one supporter, who also implored the Dallas Cowboys to draft her next year.
"Mama Bear don't play!" added another.
Another person commented, "Moms can turn into dangerous beasts, at a moment's notice."
We don't condone violence but we definitely appreciate Pena's ability to defend her family.
"My kids are my life and just making sure I protect them," Pena told KPRC 2 News.
We absolutely get that. Well done, mama.