Authorities say the father became angry after the man sent his daughter a photo of his genitals.
TEMECULA - An angry father is accused of using a stun gun on a 23 year old man who sent his 17 year old daughter an explicit cell phone picture.
William Atwood Sr., 45, was charged Wednesday with multiple felonies in connection with the case.
Authorities say Atwood lured [name withheld] to his home, ordered him to strip down to his boxer shorts, and tied him up and tased him with a stun gun before turning him over to a sheriff's deputy.
[name withheld] told authorities he sent a photo of his genitals to several friends, including Atwood's daughter, as a joke.
Atwood apparently didn't think the joke was funny when his daughter told him about the picture in January.
According to court records, Atwood called the Sheriff's Department saying that [name withheld] sent pornography to a child.
Before detectives could investigate the claim, Atwood told deputies that [name withheld] came to his home uninvited.
He admitted telling [name withheld] to take off his clothes and says he bound his wrists and ankles with zip ties.
Deputies found [name withheld] at Atwood's home naked, tied up and extremely frightened.
[name withheld] tells a different story. He says that Atwood called him and asked him to come over to discuss the photo. When he arrived, Atwood was holding a shotgun, [name withheld] told officials.
He says Atwood ordered him out of his car and fired a shot. Atwood pulled him off the ground by his feet, injuring his shoulder, according to [name withheld].
Atwood told [name withheld] he had connections with the Pechanga tribe and was going to have him buried on the reservation, court records say.
[name withheld] said he believed that Atwood was going to kill him.
A short time later, Atwood pulled out a handgun and a stun gun.
He shocked [name withheld] on the shoulder for about 20 seconds and asked him how he liked it, court records say.
[name withheld] said he was detained for about an hour before Atwood called the Sheriff's Department.
Investigators determined that [name withheld] had received a call from Atwood about an hour before he called authorities and also found a text message [name withheld] had sent to a friend on his way to Atwood's house, saying he was going to discuss the pictures.
"If I don't get back, let everyone know," he joked.
Investigators searched Atwood's home, seized zip ties, at least two stun guns and more than a dozen firearms.
The district attorney's office on Wednesday charged Atwood with making criminal threats, false imprisonment, assault with a stun gun, assault with a deadly weapon and other gun charges.
Prosecutors declined to charge [name withheld] in connection with the photo for lack of evidence, said district attorney's spokesman John Hall.