Family man Gary Crutchley only wanted to take a picture of his children enjoying a day out.
But his innocent snaps of his sons on a slide ended with him being branded on the spot as a ‘pervert’.
The woman running the inflatable slide attempted to stop Mr Crutchley from taking pictures of his two youngest children Cory, aged seven, and Miles, five.
And when he pleaded his innocence, other families waiting in the queue also demanded he stop taking pictures.
Mr Crutchley – who had only photographed his own children – was so enraged that he fetched two policemen to confirm he had done nothing wrong.
He said today: ‘What is the world coming to when anybody seen with a camera is assumed to be doing things that they should not? ‘This parental paranoia is getting completely out of hand.