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Florida man shtups dog on front lawn while neighbors beg him to stop

Bernard Marsonek

Bernard Marsonek

Meet Bernard Marsonek, 57, of Tampa, Florida, who allegedly decided to start his Wednesday morning by having sex with his dog in the front yard. According to his shocked and disgusted neighbors, Marsonek dropped trou, and went at it in his front yard with a large pit bull. They reportedly begged him to stop, but he wasn’t listening.

When it became obvious that Marsonek had not intention of stopping, one neighbor flagged down a police cruiser. By the time officers got to the home, Marsonek was done and had gone inside. The officers entered the home and found Marsonek, a convicted felon, inside along with a gun, ammunition and eight large pit bulls. Police removed Marsonek, the weapon and ammunition from the home, while animal control took the dogs.

Marsonek faces charges of felony aggravated animal cruelty, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and a misdemeanor count of sexual activity involving animals.

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