Last week, Clinton Butler was at a Texas dog park with his pup and a few other dog owners when he witnessed a strange figure approaching. It was Shrout, clad in his underwear, walking reluctantly into the canine play area covered in peanut butter.
"My first thought was, 'WTF is this?'" Butler told The Dodo. "My mind went a few places before I really knew what was going on."
Though Butler and the others, including the dogs at the scene, were skeptical at first, it soon became clear that the peanut-buttered Shrout meant no harm.
"He was very cordial with the dogs and seemed a little remorseful," Butler said. "I think he was sort of embarrassed."
Butler snapped this photo, which later went viral: