Watch: Dad with gun stops naked accused molester in park

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ATLANTA, Ga (CNN) A naked man terrorized children in an Atlanta-area park over the weekend.  Then he came across one father with a gun who wasn’t going to back down until police arrived.

 Cell phone video shows a dramatic confrontation between an armed father and a naked man accused of exposing himself to children at a city park. Tae Lovelace says the 21-year-old naked man was exposing himself to his two sons and other last Sunday. The   father says he was at the park to feed the less fortunate through his church.

He says he chased the man through the park while his grandmother dialed 911 and the suspect jumped off of a bridge and into a creek. That’s when he started recording to show responding officers who Lovelace says told him to drop the gun.

 But other officers arrested the naked man and identified him as Josten Meeler.

Police took him to a hospital before they charged him with child molestation, being under the influence and public indecency. Lovelace says he’s glad he has a license to carry a weapon.

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