A man has been rushed to hospital after being caught allegedly performing an unspeakable act outside a young girl’s bedroom.

A Texas couple found the stranger “inappropriately touching” himself outside their daughter’s window at around 10pm on Sunday night, local authorities confirmed.

The husband and wife were alerted to the alleged peeping tom after their terrified child began screaming.

The pair seized their guns (they’re both licensed handgun carriers) and attempted to detain him, according to the Harris County sheriff’s office.

The father claims that they ordered the intruder to lie down on the ground and wait for police to arrive, ABC13 reported.

However, he refused, instead walking across the street to a petrol station and telling them he “wouldn’t do it again”.

The couple followed and the dad watched over the man while the mum rushed inside to call 911.

But the suspect suddenly broke away and wrested the handgun out of the woman’s hands, pointing it directly at her.

Fearing that he might use it, the husband fired his own weapon, shooting the assailant three times – including in the chest and stomach.

The man was then rushed to hospital where he is said to be in a critical but stable condition.

The father said his daughter had previously complained that someone had been watching her through the window, but the parents didn’t believe her until that fateful encounter.

He told ABC13 that she had been left shaken up by the incident but was otherwise doing OK.

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