Witnesses told police this week that they pleaded with a Florida man to stop having sex with his pit bull, but he refused.
Tampa police officers said that the witnesses flagged them down on Wednesday after 57-year-old Bernard Marsonek ignored neighbors who yelled at him for having sex with the animal in his yard, according to the Tampa Tribune.
Officers interviewed Marsonek in his home, and found that he was illegally possessing a handgun.
Marsonek is facing charges of aggravated animal cruelty, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and sexual activity involving animals.
Eight pit bulls were placed in the custody of Animal Services.
Watch the video below from The Orlando Sentinel, broadcast March 5, 2014.