A Texas man who confronted a peeping Tom outside his daughter’s bedroom window this week told police he fired his gun after the voyeur lunged at him with a knife.
The incident took place around 10:30 pm Wednesday at an apartment complex in northwestern San Antonio.
According to KENS-TVthe daughter spotted the unknown man through her window and ran to tell her father.
San Antonio Police say a father who told them he was forced to shoot at a man who was standing outside his daughter’s window is not expected to face any charges.
— 12NewsNow (@12NewsNow) September 15, 2022
The father stepped outside to confront the stranger, who produced a knife and lunged at him.
The father told the police he pulled out his handgun and fired several times, according to the report.
San Antonio police told KENS that they did not find anyone with gunshot wounds.
An aerial search by the police department’s Blue Eagle helicopter unit did not locate anyone.
San Antonio police told the local news outlet that the father is not expected to be charged.
WOW reported that the police were still investigating the incident.
The assailant was described as a bearded man in his 30s.
Social media users reacted to the news with varying opinions. Twitter user gypsyroseleef wrote, “Good for the father. When you don’t have police protection what is one to do?”
Good for the father. When you don’t have police protection what is one to do?
— gypsyroseleef (@lindaparkj53) September 15, 2022
Others on Twitter suggested the father might benefit from additional training with his firearm.
Gun control is hitting your target! Just saying…
— mark mcgeachy (@markmcgeachy32) September 15, 2022
Michael Daly expressed concern on Twitter that the father would be prosecuted by a district attorney. “The DA will prosecute him instead,” he wrote.
The DA will prosecute him instead
— Michael Daly (@Michael95494331) September 15, 2022
The Western Journal has reached out to the San Antonio Police Department for comment and will update this story or publish a follow-up with any new information.
This article originally appeared on The Western Journal.