A Florida man reportedly had public sex with a dog as horrified families look onwards before destroying a church nativity scene as he tried to flee from angry onlookers.
On Friday, Chad Mason, 36, allegedly began his deranged crime spree while walking a friend’s labradoodle in Clearwater, according to a Facebook post by local police.
Deranged 36-Year-Old Had Sex With Dog In Public, With A Child Amongst The Spectators, Cops Say
He eventually started to fornicate with the animal in view of a handful of spectators, including a child, Fox 13 reports.
When one of the adults on scene confronted him, Mason reportedly ran through Northwood Presbyterian Church where “wrecked havoc” and smashed multiple potted plants as well as toppled a Christmas nativity scene on display.
“When he was confronted by someone at the apartment complex there, he ran from the scene and began to wreak havoc in the surrounding area,” authorities said.
Mason also tossed children’s toys from the playground area. Officials estimated about $400 in damages to the church, according to Fox 13.
He then went on to destroy a mailbox before attempting to steal a car in a failed effort to flee the scene, per the police report.
911 responded after several witnesses called dispatchers. Mason was eventually located nearby and taken into custody.
Man Charged With Lewd Exhibition, Criminal Mischief At Place Of Worship: Has Since Bonded Out Of Jail
Mason is now charged with counts of lewd exhibition and criminal mischief at a place of worship.
He has since bonded out of jail and is set to appear in court later this month.
Several “Florida men” have made news for bizarre crimes in recent years.
In 2021, The Shade Room reported that a man was sentenced to seven years in prison after he posed as a member of the Wu Tang Clan to obtain luxury hotel rooms.
And in 2019, another Florida man abandoned his son on the highway after suspecting he was gay, The Shade Room reported at the time.