PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A Phoenix homeowner leaped into action when his wife started screaming from inside their home on Tuesday. 

"I had the door closed and suddenly I heard a loud scream come from over there," Felipe Reyes said in Spanish. 

HUSBAND STOPS SEX ASSAULT Felipe Reyes

"I had the door closed and suddenly I heard a loud scream come from over there," Felipe Reyes said in Spanish. 

Reyes was working in his garage when his surveillance cameras caught Leobardo Salas sneaking into his house. Reyes' wife was in the home giving their 2-year-old son a bath. 

"I open the door and I was surprised to see a man in here with my wife and my son," Reyes explained. 

HUSBAND STOPS SEX ASSAULT Leobardo Salas surveillance

Reyes was working in his garage when his surveillance cameras caught Leobardo Salas sneaking into his house.

According to court documents, Salas touched the woman underneath her shirt and was trying to unbuckle her pants. 

"When I come in and I see my wife fighting with this man, trying to get free from him and my son was in the bathtub," Reyes said. "To see my son crying like that -- I just wanted to go and get this guy out of here." 

Reyes grabbed Salas and threw him on the ground and started punching him. He eventually used his belt to bind Salas' hands together until police arrived. 

HUSBAND STOPS SEX ASSAULT Leobardo Salas tied up

Reyes punched Salas, threw him to the floor and then used his belt to bind Salas' hands until police arrived. 

"This was something really intense -- too much. I wouldn't want someone to go through this situation." 

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Leobardo Salas

Court documents show that the Phoenix Police Depart had an encounter with Salas earlier in the day. Police say that Salas was at a church on 71st Avenue wanting to repent for watching pornography. Church leaders called police when Salas began acting erratically. 

[ORIGINAL STORY: Phoenix PD: Husband takes down man who sexually abused his wife]

Salas admitted to police that he couldn't control his sexual desires. 

 

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Dean

Too bad he did not have a .45 on him. This way it will be 10 years before he is sentenced to time served and go after someone else.

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