There is nothing a mother wouldn’t do for their children.
Phyllis Pena is a mom who showed incredible bravery, and even put her life in danger, in order to stop a man who was looking into her 15-year-old daughter’s window from running away.
The incident happened during broad daylight shortly after 7 a.m. on January 31 when Pena noticed 19-year-old Zane Hawkins peeking in his daughter’s window.
The suspect tried to escape, but the police were able to catch up with him. However, at that moment, Hawkins attempted another getaway, and that’s when Pena tackled him.
Her act was caught on one of the officer’s dash camera.
“It’s not very often that we have somebody that actually steps in, puts themself in harm’s way to assist in apprehending somebody,” Sgt. Roy Welch said.
She was aware she put herself in danger, but she doesn’t regret it and she says she would do that again if needed.
“My kids are my life and just making sure I protect them,” Pena said.
Hawkins was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, evading arrest and resisting arrest.
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