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Florida man sexually abused dog, wreaked havoc at nearby church, and attempted to steal car in wild, action-packed outing, police say

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One Florida man had quite a busy afternoon last Sunday. According to reports, he had sexual relations with a dog, knocked over several items at a church — causing hundreds of dollars in damages — then destroyed a neighborhood mailbox and attempted to steal a getaway car before he was eventually apprehended and taken to jail.

At around 4:30 p.m., police received a call about a man who had allegedly caused quite a disturbance in a Clearwater neighborhood. According to witnesses, 36-year-old Chad Mason of Orlando was taking a friend's goldendoodle for a walk in an apartment complex that afternoon when he suddenly began having sex with the dog in full view of the public, including at least one child.

When an adult confronted him about the alleged act of bestiality, Mason ran off and took refuge at Northwood Presbyterian Church, where he supposedly wreaked even more havoc. Witnesses say he upended a nativity set and several potted plants, causing approximately $400 worth of damage.

After he left the church, Mason reportedly ran to a nearby neighborhood, where he "destroyed a mailbox and attempted to steal a car," the police report says.


Clearwater police ultimately arrested Mason shortly thereafter and booked him in the Pinellas County Jail. He faces a slew of disconcerting charges, including two counts of exposure of sexual organs, sexual activity involving animals, criminal mischief, and criminal mischief to a place of worship. Mason also faces two counts of lewd or lascivious exhibition for reportedly conducting the sex act with the dog in the presence of a minor.

Mason bonded out of jail and is scheduled to appear in court sometime later this month.

The current condition and whereabouts of the goldendoodle have not been reported.

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