Steven Seagal Accused of ‘Riding in the Tank’ During Arizona Cockfight Raid
The nitty gritty, according to KPHO:
Sheriff Joe Arpaio rolled out the tanks to take down a man suspected of cockfighting. West Valley residents in the neighborhood are crying foul after armored vehicles, including a tank, rolled into their neighborhood to make the bust.
Neighbor Debra Ross was so worried she called 911 and went outside where a nearby home had its windows blown out, was crawling with dozens of SWAT members in full gear, armored vehicles and a bomb robot.
“When the tank came in and pushed the wall over and you see what's in there, and all it is, is a bunch of chickens,” Ross said.
In a massive show of force on Monday, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant and arrested the homeowner, Jesus Llovera, on charges of suspected cockfighting
Llovera was alone in the house at the time of the arrest, and he was unarmed.“I think taxpayers should be shocked,” said Robert Campus, Llovera’s attorney.
Campus said he believes the operation costs tens of thousands of dollars.Deputies had no probable cause to believe Llovera was armed or dangerous, according to Campus.Campus said he believes the entire scene was basically a stage, to help actor Steven Seagal’s TV show, “Lawman.”
Seagal was riding in the tank.
Say what you want about Steven Seagal, but the dude knows how to put on a grand show. Second point: Who knew police departments have tanks and use them to raid cockfights? Finally, I'm going to be a provocateur here for a second and say “screw the tax payer!” Not that I actually believe that, but seriously, do these ungrateful neighbors realize what they just witnessed? STEVEN SEAGAL IN A FUCKING TANK! IN PERSON! You use to have to go to movies to see that. Stop complaining for a second and realize how special that moment was. Some day, these people will smile back on their lives and think of that moment Steven Seagal rode through their lives, guns a blaze, living out his dream of being in a “Kelly's Heroes” remake.