A Florida man was arrested after he had sex with a dog in front of families, wrecked a nativity scene at a nearby church and attempted to steal a vehicle.
Chad Mason, 36, was arrested Sunday on several charges, including sexual activity with an animal, exposing sexual organs and criminal mischief to a place of worship.
Mason knew the owner of the Goldendoodle dog and was taking it out for a walk in an apartment complex in the 2600 block of McMullen Booth Road at around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Clearwater Police said. He then began having sex with the dog in front of multiple adults and a child who was under 16-years-old.
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One of the adult witnesses confronted Mason, who then fled the scene to Northwood Presbyterian Church. He entered the church and proceeded to knock over a nativity display, break several potted plants and throw children’s toys from the playground area. Mason’s actions resulted in an estimated $400 in damages to the church, according to officials.
He then left the church and went to an adjacent neighborhood, where he destroyed a mailbox and attempted to steal a car.
Officers were then able to take him into custody and book him into the Pinellas County Jail.
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Mason has since been released on bond. He will appear in court later this month.