Society

Man Arrested For Sex Acts With Family Dog

| by Kathryn Schroeder

Joshua Lee Werbicki, 22, was caught on in-home surveillance cameras having sex with a German Shepherd mix. Palm Bay police have arrested him on animal cruelty charges.

The dog is a family pet, belonging to Werbicki's female roommate. According to police reports, she had noticed the dog limping, with signs of physical injury, so she installed surveillance cameras.  The dog also showed signs of fear when approached by family members, according to Click Orlando.

Brevard County Animal Services Sgt. Michael Healy told Florida Today that the police notified his agency and they could potentially seek an injunction to have Lee banned from owning, or living with, any type of animal in Brevard County.

Werbicki was taken into custody at his place of employment, Papa John's restaurant on Minton Road in Palm Beach. He was arrested and booked on charges of cruelty to animals and sexual acts involving animals.

Court records show cruelty to animals is a felony crime, while sex with animals is a misdemeanor.