A mother from Texas proved why you shouldn't mess with her kids after she tackled a man suspected of peeking into her teenage daughter's window. A dashcam video from Lake Jackson, Texas is going viral online and shows the lengths one mama bear will go to protect her kids.

Phyllis Pena says she got home from the grocery store about 7 a.m. on January 31st and found a man in her yard peeking into her teenage daughter's window. Thankfully, Pena says her daughter wasn't home at the time of the incident.

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When the man saw there was no escaping the mother's wrath, he attempted to run.

Pena called the police and when they arrived, they had their dashcam video rolling, and police were able to find the suspect. The man was identified as 19-year-old Zane Hawkins.

After being caught by police, he tried once again to get away from the law.

That's when this mom sprung into action and tackled the suspect to the ground. With the help of her daughter, she was able to hold down the suspect until police reached them and put him into handcuffs.

Phyllis Pena told Click2Houston news that she went with her first instincts and didn't want him to get away any further and that she just wanted to protect her kids. She also told the news site that the officers joked after that the Texans were looking for a linebacker, and maybe she should apply. Check out the video of the epic tackle above from CBS News and hear more from Pena at the Click2Houston website.

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