Kevin Geraghty-Shewan, 48, was approached by the guard after he took the picture of his four-year-old son Ben on the toy engine outside a shop.
He was then threatened with arrest after refusing to hand his mobile phone containing the picture after a row with a policeman.
A few minutes later a police officer arrived at the Bridges Shopping Centre in Sunderland and threatened to delete the photograph.
'They said I matched the description of a man who had been taking pictures,' Mr Geraghty-Shewan said.
'They took my details and said they had the right to remove the picture from my phone.
'I got annoyed and things got heated, then he threatened me with arrest for breach of the peace.
'Ben thought I was in trouble because he had sat on the ride and we didn't put the money in.'
Seriously WTF?, now the retard of a security guard I would expect that sort of behavior from and on private property which the shopping centre is, they can stop people from taking photo's.
However to play the pedophile card is rather over the top.
Also the police cuntstable should know that he has no fucking right what so ever to demand a photo be deleted or to demand that a citizen hand over a camera; or even to stop and question anyone without good reason.
On the sidebar I have a handy guide to your rights when taking photo's in the new East Germany that is Brown's Britain.