Florida man arrested after having sex with goldendoodle in front of kids

A man was arrested after having sex with a goldendoodle in front of children while taking the dog out for a walk before he ran to a nearby church, wrecked a nativity and attempted to steal a car

Chad Mason, 36, was arrested for charges of lewd exhibition, exposure of sexual organs and criminal mischief to a place of worship after he was caught with the pup while out on a walk in the apartment complex located at 2600 block of McMullen Booth Road. 

'He was seen having sex with a dog... when he was confronted by someone at the apartment complex there, he ran from the scene,' The Clearwater Police Department wrote in a statement. 

Mason left the neighborhood and fled into the Northwood Presbyterian Chruch nearby, ruined the nativity set up and broke multiple potted plants. 

He then left the church and went to a nearby street, destroyed a mailbox and tried to steal a car. 

Mason apparently knew the goldendoodle's owner and took the pup out on a walk before he performed the lewd act, according to Fox 13. 

The 36-year-old didn't go on his insane spree until he was approached by spectators while he had sex with the dog. A child also saw Mason perform the act.

It is unclear why he then decided to head into the church. 

'He entered Northwood Presbyterian Church and knocked over a nativity display and broke several potted plants, before fleeing into an adjacent neighborhood. That's where he destroyed a mailbox and attempted to steal a car,' police wrote.

Police said that Mason caused about $400 in damages for damaging the nativity set and plants. 

He was booked at the Pinellas County Jail. 

A Florida law passed last year that made sexual acts involving animals a sex crime. 

According to the statute, a violator can be charged with a first-degree misdemeanor and be sentenced to one year of jail time and subjected to a $1,000 fine. 

It is unclear what Mason will be sentenced.