A man in Florida has been put behind bars after he disgusted multiple people for having sex with a dog in front of them and destroying a nativity scene at a nearby church.
According to a report by Fox News, the suspect, identified to be 36-year-old Chad Mason, was arrested by authorities and was charged with several illegal acts, including sexual intercourse with an animal, exposing his private parts in public, and criminal mischief to a place of worship.
Clearwater Police detailed that Mason walked an acquaintance's Goldendoodle dog in an apartment complex around 4:30 p.m.
In a gross and shocking scene, Mason took out his private part and began having sex with the dog in front of multiple adults and a child who was under 16 years old.
After being confronted by one of the witnesses, Mason fled towards a nearby Presbyterian church. He knocked over a nativity display and broke several potted plants, which resulted in an estimated $400 (P22,000) in damages to the church, according to officials.
Authorities cuffed him before he could steal a car in an adjacent neighborhood and took him into custody at the Pinellas County Jail. However, he has since been released on bond and is set to appear in court later this month.
The State of Florida recently passed a law that penalizes any sexual activity with animals, including intercourse and stroking of their sex organs for the purpose of the perpetrator's sexual gratification.
The offender will be charged with a prison term of up to one year and a fine amounting to $1,000 (P55,000).