Mum catches man molesting her young children and beats him with a pool stick
A mother in the US beat a man with a pool stick after walking in on him molesting her children, police have said.
Eric Absher is in jail in Oklahoma after being arrested on charges of performing lewd acts on children on Wednesday last.
The mother of the four young children told investigators she walked in on Absher touching her children during a visit to their grandmother's home. She had been in the next room at the time.
Police say she immediately grabbed a nearby pool stick and began beating the man mercilessly. She then chased him from the house with the pool cue.
“There’s not any more serious of a crime, in my opinion, against humanity to molest a small child. We are talking four, five and six year olds. They don’t need to be running the streets, they need to be put away for the rest of their life,” said Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney.
Sheriff McKinney said Absher stopped a passer-by and was able to escape before police arrived.
“He was able to stop a passerby saying ‘this woman was crazy.’ Not knowing what had just occurred and that guy takes him away from the scene,” he said.
Absher later told the driver that the situation was a misunderstanding after one of the children grabbed him, leaving his penis exposed accidentally, NY Daily said.
A 6-year-old girl told police "'the bad guy' choked her with his 'bad spot'" and made her perform oral sex, according to an affidavit.
"He's a very dangerous individual, especially to children and I think he's proved that."
Thanks to a tip-off from a member of the public he was later apprehended.
The accused was charged with lewd acts to a child earlier this year after he allegedly exposed himself to a child and tried to force them to touch him inappropriately, KSWO reports.
Police said the investigation is ongoing and they are still interviewing the children.
He was charged with five felony counts of lewd acts with a child under 12.