MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- 911 operators got a call they wouldn't typically get.
The call was from a couple of children living in a North Memphis home on Vollintine Avenue.
"You know they always selling stuff on the porch and stuff and you know they're always quiet," Jacqui Mosely said.
Mosely calls herself a nosy neighbor because she knows what is happening on her block. However, she was not aware of what police say was happening behind closed doors on Tuesday night.
"It's hard for a child to see and that grows up with a child forever," Mosely said.
Detectives said children watched their father, George Love, beat on their mom.
The affidavit of complaint revealed Love hit the victim in the back, stomach, and wrapped his hands around her throat.
"That's the woman you claimed to love," Mosely said. "You can't love me by hurting me."
The kids got fed up with the abuse, reportedly trying to break it up but couldn't.
Police said the children pulled out their phones and dialed 911.
Moments later, police showed up and put their father under arrest.
"That's what they should've done," Mosley said. "If you can get momma out of there, get momma out. If it means that we've got to see daddy on the weekends, daddy can't stay here, let daddy get some anger management treatment on the weekends, do that," she said.
Love is expected to appear in court on Thursday.