Thu, Oct 4, 2012
Patrick Linn, a 44-year-old Florida man who was jailed in 2010 for having sex with horses was arrested again Monday after he was allegedly caught in the same barn having sex with a horse.
The owner of that horse could hardly believe Linn would return to the scene of the crime.
“I would say it’s hard to believe, but I had a feeling he’d be back because I believe it’s a compulsion type thing with him. I don’t … I just … it’s bad,” Allen McDearmid said shaking his head.
Allen McDearmid says he knew there was trouble when his wife went to the barn and noticed some lubricant on the stall door.
“She then checked the horse … and I went down and checked the security video and sure enough, there he was going into the stall,” McDearmid said.
Deputies say Patrick Linn was caught on tape sneaking into McDearmids’ barn in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Linn has been charged with trespassing, burglary and sex acts with animals.
That animal is a stud horse named Sunny.
It comes two years after Linn was caught on tape and arrested for doing the same thing in the same barn with a different horse. Linn was sentenced to two years in prison for the break in and was just released in May.
The McDearmids and just about everyone else around here can’t believe Linn would return knowing there were surveillance cameras in the barn.
On Monday night deputies waited for Linn. They wound up chasing him through the woods and arresting him in front of his own house, more than a mile way. Linn told them he’d been out for a walk.
“The guy knows right from wrong or he wouldn’t be running like he does, but he ain’t totally right for what he’s doing,” McDearmid said. “I think he needs help and he needs to be put away so he can’t do anything like that.”
McDearmid says he is tired of worrying about what he’s going to find when he walks out in his yard at night or what his wife or daughter might find.
“Where does that lead to? It could escalate … you don’t know,” he said.