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Steven Seagal

Legal Threats Over Deadly

COCKFIGHT RAID

8/30/2011 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The blood of a dead puppy is on Steven Seagal's hands ... this according to an Arizona man who claims the actor participated in a deadly police raid on his home back in March that was taped for a reality show.

Seagal, along with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has been served with an official notice of claim from Jesus Sanchez Llovera -- who contends Seagal and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department performed an "unfounded" raid on his home because they believed Jesus was operating an illegal cockfighting farm.  Jesus denies the allegation -- insisting he only raises the roosters "for show."

Jesus claims Seagal arrived to his home on March 9 with a TANK -- and rammed into a gate on his property. Seagal was backed up by an MCSO Tactical Operations Unit -- armed in full riot gear -- which stormed the house. The entire incident was captured by a camera crew taping for Seagal's reality show, "Steven Seagal Lawman."

Jesus claims his 11-month old puppy was shot and killed during the raid -- and his home sustained "substantial damage." He also claims the cops killed more than 100 roosters that belonged to him.

The notice of claim is the first step towards a lawsuit -- and Jesus' lawyer tells us his client is demanding $100,000 for the damage and he wants Seagal to issue a "formal written apology" to his children "for the death of their 11-month old puppy, a beloved family pet."

We called both Seagal and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department for comment -- so far, no response.

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16.

Lin    

They kill a puppy during a raid?I can not tolerate any form of animal cruelty, and if this rooster farmer is conducting **** fights, then arrest him. But for God's sake ,did they ever hear of excessive force???

1066 days ago
17.

EggsOverEasy    

Forget about the chickens and the dog, lets focus on what is most important which is that Steven Segal may actually be one of the biggest douchebags on the entire planet, which really says a lot when you think about it..

1066 days ago
18.

Stupid People Hater    

If they cannot prove they were used for fighting the police will have to pay. Casey anthony gets away with murder for the same reason....the law must be obeyed.

1066 days ago
19.

ken    

I'm sure it WAS a coc fighting farm. But also.....I believe most cops YES MOST are so gunho excited to storm something and start shootin up they leave their ******* heads up their asses. It's said there are maybe only 1 or 2% bad cops. I think that number is Way off. That's the real story. Poor puppy!

1066 days ago
20.

Claus    

Deport Jesus!!

1066 days ago
21.

Sam Smash    

Am I the only one to find this story funny??? I bet the dog "aka puppy" that is 11 months was probably a pitbull or Rottweiler and about to attack an officer. Cops dont randomly kill things hahahaha. Then they really killed 100 roosters just for fun??? This does not make any sense at all hahahaha Cant wait for the video.

1066 days ago
22.

Amandanonymous    

Steven Seagal is still alive?!

1066 days ago
23.

janet    

Who knows may have been true. He's only trying to sue for $100k. That alone raises a flag. Good luck with that.

By the same token, more that a 100 'show roosters'? Of course what else would they be. Cut the crap. Where are the chickens? Roosters with no hens, not selling eggs.

1066 days ago
24.

CCC    

I find it odd that they bust this guy for alleged ****fighting, the kill a puppy and all of the birds. Who are the real A-holes here?

1066 days ago
25.

Mr, Know it All    

Seagal, just an old fat man who thinks he's Rambo

1066 days ago
26.

THG    

was the tank and a freaking army really necessary

1066 days ago
27.

chris    

U NEED TO STOP TRYING TO BE WHAT U ACTED, U KILLED A PUPPY AND INNOCENT ROOSTER....POC

1066 days ago
28.

jack-55d79    

He's fightin' roosters! Quick fetch the tank!!! (I suspect it's actually not a tank though, strictly speaking, it's an armoured vehicle). Ala Friday and Streebeck:
http://www.anyclip.com/movies/dragnet/friday-and-streebeck-attacking-the-milk-factory/
I'm not suggesting **** fighters shouldn't be prosecuted, just that the way in which is happened is overkill, and using a tactical unit seems a bit disproportionate (and expensive).

1066 days ago
29.

CCC    

Why is it alright for the article to say ****fighting, but the commentors can not say ****fighting without the word **** being omitted? Harvey, do you have a problem with the word *******? I wouldn't think so.

1066 days ago
30.

mary    

really!!! i guess some people have big guns to get some attention. "Mr. Movie Man" needs a big ass tank to finally get some attention again!

1066 days ago
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