A dog is only as well behaved as its owner, apparently.
MARATHON, FL—A French bulldog named Butterbean’s owner was arrested on Monday following an argument earlier this month over whether the Jehovah’s Witness could “witness” on a public beach.
The dog’s owner, Edgar Wallis Jones, 59, allegedly confronted the victim, telling him he could not distribute literature, before grabbing the man’s cart while Butterbean chewed on the victim’s literature, according to Local10.com.
The Jehovah’s Witness called 911 to report the incident and provided a description of the dog.
Although Jones was not detained at the time of the incident, when the investigating sheriff’s deputy returned to the beach on February 11, he heard a dog barking and discovered Butterbean being held on a leash by Jones.
“The man identified himself as Jones and admitted to speaking to a Jehovah’s Witness about the legalities of his literature cart, but he denied taking it,” reported Local10.com.
Jones did admit, however, that Butterbean did chew on some of the victim’s literature and an arrest warrant was issued on February 20th.
Jones turned himself in on Monday and was charged with one misdemeanor count of “disorderly conduct – Brawling Fighting Corrupt Public Moral Decency,” according to Monroe County Sheriff’s arrest records.