Parents Who Find Man in Their Teen Daughter's Bedroom Get Him in a Headlock (VIDEO)

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Attention sexual predators: Don't mess with Texas. An unidentified mother in Houston got the shock of her life when she walked into her 15-year-old daughter's bedroom to say goodnight and found a man standing there. Reportedly her daughter and the man, who had met the daughter online, had just finished having sex. After the mom confronted him and he tried to leave, the woman threatened to get her gun.

The mom says she told the man:

I told him, you know what I can do to you? I can get my gun and shoot you and nobody’s going to say anything to me because you are in my house.

Er, good thinking, mom. But not sure how that would have gone down in court. It turns out the man wasn't an intruder, but had snuck into the house after hours to have sex with the daughter, who had invited him in. Only since he's 21 and she's 15, this wasn't going to work out well for him either.

The mom decided to grab another weapon instead -- her husband, the girl's stepfather. She called him for help. He rushed into the room and got the guy into a headlock. He told news station KHOU:

[I put him in a] headlock and almost got him to the point of passing out. I told him, you don’t want it to get any worse, chill and just wait until the cops get here.

When cops arrived, the man was booked on sexual assault of a child charges. I'm glad the couple were able to keep their cool and not shoot the guy -- it could have turned out badly for them if they couldn't prove the guy had broken in or was threatening their daughter.

The parents say they are going to keep their daughter off the computer from now on. She's also "grounded indefinitely." All this time, they'd thought she was watching movies, but apparently the daughter and the man had been plotting their rendezvous for weeks. Says the step-dad: "All of a sudden, we’re coming out to this situation -- we’re like what the hell!"

What the hell indeed.

Editor's Note: According to Texas Penal Code, a property owner can use deadly force against a trespasser if the landowner reasonably believes the land or property cannot be protected or recovered by any other means, or that the landowner himself would be exposed to substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury if the landowner does not use deadly force or if force is immediately necessary to prevent the trespasser's imminent commission of arson, burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, theft during the nighttime or criminal mischief during the nighttime.  "Criminal mischief" includes "knowingly or intentionally damaging or destroying, tampering with or marking, inscribing slogans, drawing or painting on tangible property" of the property owner.

None of this quite describes the situation above.

What would you have done? Are you nervous about your teen being online?

Image via KHOU 11 News

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schlis schlis

6 years between 30 and 36 isn't a big deal. 15 is still a child and 21 is an adult. Not only is it illegal it's DISGUSTING. What if she were 16 and he were 10? Whould 6 years be a big difference then?

linzemae linzemae

I agree with Maria. She agreed to it.

power... powertothekids

i also agree with maria she hadd it PLANNED she had agreed to it they did nothing wrong in my book

pupuk... pupukeawahine

Lets see . . . guy sneaks into house . . . guy has sex with jail bait . . . yes, they could have hurt him pretty bad and it'd be ok.  'Course I live in the west, we sort of get it out here.

antfa... antfarmer101

The author is OBVIOUSLY not from Texas. There, you don't even have to claim you felt your life was in danger... if someone is in your house without your permission, you are perfectly within your rights to shoot them. One foot over the threshold, baby.

And you bet your ass, if I found a grown man in my UNDERAGE daughter's room, I'd've shot first and asked questions later. Not only is he in MY house (doesn't belong to my kids) without my permission, he's endangering my children. Dead man

kisse... kisses5050


on Dec 29, 2012 at 3:07 PM


billsfan1104 (and everyone else who makes this mistake) - they could HAVE shot him dead - not could OF shot him dead. When you're speaking, it sounds like "of", but it's "have" - could've - contraction of could and have. Grammar lesson over."


Wow, Just wow. You want a big star for your belly? What kind of crap is that to do? Is your life so meaningless you have to get an ego boost by slamming someone's  grammar mistake on line?

MokaM... MokaMommy

I would not have shot him, but he would go to jail. I don't care if my daughter invited him, if she's a minor and he is not. Then he's going to jail. 

nonmember avatar kaerae

@antfarmer. Let me get this straight. You go to work, your teenager invites 10 kids over to party WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION, you can come home and shoot all 10 kids dead because they didn't have the permission of the adult owner of the house to be there??? Shit, Texas logic.

butte... butterflyfreak

Y'all know that Ms. Kiri would likely be singing a different tune if she actually had any children, right? Or maybe not, since I'm pretty sure Jeanne Sager would have written this story the same way and she's got a kid. Personally, I'm in the "shoot first, ask questions later" camp. I wouldn't care if my daughter invited him in, even if she WASN'T a minor, that is still somebody that I don't know IN MY HOUSE without MY permission. As for my child, she would be in for the world's biggest lecture about internet safety and making plans with people you don't know in real life. I'm no prude when it comes to internet dating, I mean, it's how I met my husband, after all. But there are ways to date via the internet SAFELY and most teenagers do not have the good sense to exercise proper caution.

nonmember avatar jessablessa

Congrats on raising a skank who's trolling for guys online and lying about her age.

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