TAMPA, Fl. -- 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.
"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 said.
"Several of the witnesses stated that they yelled at the suspect to stop," police said.
Officers found Marsonek, a convicted felon, inside his home and spoke with him before obtaining a search warrant for the property. Inside they said they seized a gun with ammunition and animal services took custody of eight large pit bulls found at the home.
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.
This isn't the only recent case of people having sex with animals.
Last week, Reid Fontaine was allegedly caught having sex with a cow while his pal filmed it. And a Nigerian man admitted to having sex with a goat multiple times, claiming to have asked the animal's permission first.