The video, which was shot as a Facebook Live sting, saw a married office worker try to walk into traffic after being confronted by the group ‘Predator Exposure’.
The man allegedly sent naked selfies to one of their decoys on Grinder, who claimed to be 14, and then quickly arranged to meet for sex.
Members of the vigilante group can be seen tussling with him as he tried to get back to his car, before detaining him and confiscating his phone.
In the footage, which has been viewed almost 700,000 times, the suspect claims he did not know how old the ‘boy’ was, as he repeatedly asks them to stop filming.
He then insists: “I’m not a fucking paedophile. It doesn’t matter because I’m gonna fucking kill myself anyway.”
Watch the footage here:
As he’s taken into custody, the vigilantes hand over his phone as evidence.
Police constabularies across the country have previously tried to deter vigilantes from taking the law into their own hands, as it can harm their own investigations. But while they remain overstretched and underfunded this may become a much more regular sight.
We spent a few days with a vigilante paedophile hunting group. Check out the video below: