The thing that stands out about this story is and I italicized below is, the JW said he had a permit, which I really, really, really, have a strong feeling that this is the biggest lie told on the planet, Dubs just set those damn carts down wherever they please, step back about five feet from them and start looking at their phones are gossiping with their pioneer partner about everyone else in the Cong while getting their hours in.
Man's best friend also proved to be his best accomplice in the case of a Marathon man and his French bulldog Butterbean.
Edgar Wallis Jones, 59, was walking his dog on Sombrero Beach Feb. 6 at 11:30 a.m. Jones approached a Jehovah's Witness who had a cart filled with religious literature set up near a pavilion.
He told the man that he was not allowed on city or state property with religious books. The victim responded that he had a permit and that they were free.
Jones said if the literature was free, he would take all of it. He grabbed the cart while Butterbean began chewing on some of the books.
The victim called 9-1-1 and gave Deputy Ian Douthirt a description of the man and his dog. He said he had seen the man around town before and believed he was a local.
The deputy canvassed the beach, and several witnesses said they saw a man who matched the suspect's description and a dog who matched the bulldog's description. The dog was described as a tan and white, older and chubby French bulldog. One witness said the suspect told him his dog's name is Butterbean but that he didn't choose it; children chose the dog's name.
Deputy Douthirt's subsequent search of several animal hospitals and shelters turned up one with a file for a French bulldog named Butterbean, but they would not provide additional information given that the incident did not directly involve Butterbean.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office posted a description of Butterbean to its Facebook page in the hopes of identifying the bulldog's owner.
Deputy Douthirt returned to the scene of the crime on Feb. 11, and his search was quickly over. He passed by the pavilion where the victim had been standing when he heard a dog bark. A tan and white French bulldog was walking with its owner, a man matching the suspect's description who then repeated the story of Butterbean's name to the deputy.
The deputy mentioned his investigation into an incident on the beach, and Jones admitted to talking to the Jehovah's Witness about the legality of his literature cart. He denied taking the cart, but he readily admitted that Butterbean chewed on some of the religious books.
The victim later identified Jones in a photo lineup, and a judge issued a warrant for Jones' arrest on Feb. 20.
Jones turned himself in on Monday. He was charged with disorderly conduct.
Butterbean was not charged in the incident. Deputy Douthirt reported Butterbean remains in good health, spirits and in the care of Jones.