Chad Mason, a 36-year-old from Orlando, had been in Clearwater, Florida, where he had sex with a dog. He did so close to a church and in the presence of adults and a juvenile.
On Sunday, Mason was taken into custody. He has been charged with sexual activity with an animal, exposing sexual organs, and criminal mischief to a place of worship.
That day, officers had answered to a call at an apartment complex, around 4:30 p.m.
Arrest documents show that Mason knew who owned the dog and had been walking the labradoodle inside of the apartment complex. Then, he began having sex with the dog while adults and a minor were around.
When someone went to confront Mason, he left the scene and “began to wreck havoc in the surrounding areas,” the affidavit noted.
Authorities say that Mason fled to nearby Northwood Church where he made a nativity display fall over, broke plants that had been in pots, and threw toys from the playground area. About $400 worth of damage was done, police say.
When he left the church, Mason vandalized a mailbox in the neighborhood next to it and attempted to steal a vehicle before police arrested him.
Mason has boned out of jail and is expected to appear in court next month.