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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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31.

Will E    

Is Jesus in this country legally? I bet NOT..!!

1149 days ago
32.

Karla    

I know nothing I like to do more than go to see Roosters being shown/boy is that a fun time/sarc/!!!!!!! I am curious what kind of "puppy"??? At 11 months old not long until it was a puppy no longer...just saying....

1149 days ago
33.

en Todo Momento!!    

well....??! with a name like 'jesus' you are obviously already asking for trouble.

1149 days ago
34.

Bad Motherhugger    

Are the Arizon's tax payers aware of these shena****ns?

1149 days ago
35.

bear    

This retard is such a tool. Wasn't his 15 minutes up two decades ago?

1149 days ago
36.

ChunkyLightning    

So right now we have one side of the story. If Segal is guilty of causing harm to an innocent man then sue away. Hell throw the production company on the list too for their part. At this time I don't understand why they killed the birds. I understand why the police use large force for safety but expect if they are wrong that they will pay for their mistakes.

1149 days ago
37.

Tammy    

I don't believe he was rasing a hundred roosters just "for show", but I am sorry IF his dogged died in the fashion he says.

1149 days ago
38.

Uh    

Well, one side of the story...and the TMZ version at that. Every word may be factual...and then again, every word may be a fabrication. Based upon the usual TMZ "story" guess which one is more likely?

1149 days ago
39.

cynical me    

So Jesus just happens to keep 100 roosters about his home for show? What is he showing? An all Chicken Rendition of "Glory"? As for the puppy being a beloved family pet, bet he was raising it for fighting.

1149 days ago
40.

Hemingway    

Steven Seagal is now a puppy killer. He is hanging around Joe Arpaio too much!

1149 days ago
41.

Northerner    

did Steven move from New Orleans to Arizona?
it blew my mind when i firs*****ched his show and learned he has been a cop for around 20 years! i wonder what other stars are cops besides him and Shaq?

1149 days ago
42.

rockpollita    

That's ****** up!!! Steven claims animal cruelty is his pet peeve??? How the ****** he gonna kill all them roosters & on top of that kill the family dog??? I would've sued their asses too.. they didn't need all that force to arrest that man! His kid's could've gotten hurt

1149 days ago
43.

Areader    

Maybe Jesus Sanchez Llovera is operating an illegal c_o_c_k fighting farm, that doesn't give Steven Seagal the right to roll up in a tank looking like he's invading Iraq!

1149 days ago
44.

Johnno    

I've seen his show down here in Aussie, Segal ought to give himself a citation for not wearing his seat belt whilst out on "patrol" As for the Arizona "episode" the owner of the birds is full of horse **** as are the cops rolling up in a APC.

1149 days ago
45.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

that puppy and those chickens posed a threat to deputy seagal i suppose

1149 days ago
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