Published: Jul 19, 2011 6:53 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 19, 2011 5:53 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say a Florida man faces federal misdemeanor charges after witnesses reported seeing him wandering around a national forest campground naked and armed with a pistol.

Joseph Alfieri is charged in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City with being publicly nude and causing annoyance.

Authorities say they were called Sunday to the Cobble Rest Campground in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest near Heber City. They say witnesses reported seeing Alfieri wandering around the woods wearing nothing but a gun holster while carrying a pistol and yelling at the river.

Rangers later arrested the man and seized two pistols and a knife.

Alfieri, of North Miami, pleaded not guilty to the charges this week. He was released from custody pending trial. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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