Residents were forced to call the police after allegedly witnessing one of their neighbours having sexual intercourse with a pit bull terrier.
It was reported that Bernard Marsonek, from Tampa, Florida, ignored repeated requests to cease copulating with the canine in his back garden.
When cops arrived Mr Marsonek was arrested for aggravated animal cruelty, two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm as well as a single count of sexual activity involving animals.
Hillsborough County Animal Services are reported to have taken eight large pit bulls that were located at his property.
Marsonek, a convicted felon, faces charges of sex with animals, cruelty to animals, and illegal gun possession. He was released on $17,500 bond.
A Florida man is behind bars for allegedly having sex with a pit bull in his yard as shocked neighbors pleaded with him to stop.
Tampa police were called to the house of Bernard Marsonek Tuesday afternoon after the 57-year-old was reportedly witnessed performing the sick act in broad daylight.
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Fla. man arrested for having sex with pit bull in yard as neighbors pleaded with him to stop: report
Tampa police were called to the house of Bernard Marsonek Tuesday afternoon after the 57-year-old convicted felon reportedly witnessed performing the sick act in broad daylight.
Hillborough County Sheriff’s Office
Bernard Marsonek, 57, was arrested early Wednesday after reportedly seen having sex with a pit bull in his Tampa yard by shocked neighbors who begged him to stop.
“When officers arrived on scene, they were greeted by a small crowd of residents who were disturbed by their neighbor’s activity with the dog,” police told Fox13.
“Several of the witnesses stated that they yelled at the suspect to stop, but he ignored their commands.”
The pit bull, not pictured, was one of eight taken from his property. He was charged with two counts of a felon in possession of a firearm, animal cruelty and sexual activity involving animals.
Officers found Marsonek, a convicted felon, inside his home and spoke with him before obtaining a search warrant for the property.
Inside they seized a gun with ammunition and animal services took custody of eight large pit bulls found at the home, Fox13 reported.
He was arrested on two counts of a felon in possession of a firearm, animal cruelty and sexual activity involving animals.
He was released on $17,500 bond Wednesday.