Cops Catch Domestic Abuser After Doorbell Camera Captures Man Hitting Wife

Tom Gantert

A father who was out of state saw his daughter being attacked via the Ring doorbell camera and called police for help.

Mesa, AZ – Mesa police locked up a man who was filmed by his Ring doorbell abusing his wife.

The incident began on Aug. 31 when a man saw his adult daughter being hit by her husband on their doorbell camera, KPNX reported.

The father was out of state at the time and contacted the Mesa police for assistance.

Court documents said officers were dispatched to his daughter’s home, and when they arrived, she told them that her husband had also hit her earlier in the day, KPNX reported.

The daughter also told police that her husband, Ryan Stahle, had been making suicidal threats earlier that day.

Officers viewed the doorbell camera video and said they saw the daughter coming out of the home holding her cellphone, according to KPNX.

The officers said the video showed her husband approached her and yanked her cell phone out of her hand.

When she walked away from him, police said the video showed Stahle struck his wife with his hand, KPNX reported.

Officers said the woman’s children were in the car, parked on the street just a few yards away from where Stahle was hitting their mother.

Stahle initially denied having struck his wife, but then eventually admitted that he did hit her while she had her phone in her hand, KPNX reported.

Police arrested the man and he was charged with aggravated domestic violence and assault.

Court documents showed that the incident was Stahle’s fifth arrest for aggravated domestic violence since July of 2014, KPNX reported.

Doorbell cameras have been playing more of a part in exposing criminal acts.

In October, a California man was arrested after he was caught by his neighbor’s doorbell camera attacking his ex-girlfriend, according to KCAL.

The doorbell video showed a woman running up to the front door of a house, knocking, and asking for help.

Then the video showed Robert Mendez ran up to the woman and grabbed her by the hair and dragged her away as she screamed, KCAL reported.

The video showed Mendez continued hitting the woman as he dragged her.

Mendez was charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, and false imprisonment, according to KCAL.

Comments (37)
Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Court documents showed that the incident was Stahle’s fifth arrest for aggravated domestic violence since July of 2014, KPNX reported.

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JBoH
JBoH

Fifth arrest?

How many times does it take to get jailed for a significant period of time or does it require hospitalization for the victim?

LizDuv
LizDuv

She probably refused to testify or dropped the charges the first 4 times.

Janken
Janken

How long do you stay with an abuser

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Staying with someone who beats your ass regularly? That's a weird combo of stupidity and desperation.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

@Hi_estComnDenomn Says someone who doesn’t understand the emotional dynamics behind a relationship like this due to a lack of education, empathy, or just being a decent human being.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Sorry Sob

Raymelson
Raymelson

Why would a woman stay in a relationship that is dangerous for her and her kids go figure

Stanracer
Stanracer

POS needs some jail time!

whatalways3parts1
whatalways3parts1

Damn. Why can't there be a "3 strikes" on D.V.? Making it a Federal Law?

Domestic violence is the most dangerous call. Damn, 5th arrest!!!

whatalways3parts1
whatalways3parts1

Watch Leslie Morgan Steiner's full TED Talk here: http://t.ted.com/SRIMmVk

"I never once thought of myself as a battered wife. Instead, I was a very strong woman in love with a deeply troubled man.


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