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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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61.

Politico Pablo    

Jesus should get a cut of the profits from Seagal's "reality show" That poor puppy.

1088 days ago
62.

tellmeaboutit     

Was immigration in on this raid?? Just saying... And Seagal is a huge phony, too f*cking fat to be an action star anymore, so he's playing cop. Who watches this crap anyway!

1088 days ago
63.

Infiniti    

1. who raises so many roosters for show? most farmers only have one or two around to get chickens to lay fresh eggs...

2. cops r trained to shoot upon being shot or targeted as protection. unless of course there is that one idiot/racist/ignorant cop that shoots because he/she dislikes the color of a person's skin. i doubt there was one of those there

3. for all we know, the guy probably shot his own dog to make the story stick a little better bc he figured out that nobody raises so many roosters for show

1088 days ago
64.

j    

Seagal is a washed up d@*ckhead and I hope they take his plastic badge for this stupid made for t.v. crap

1088 days ago
65.

ken    

It's pretty obvious, with the guys record, he's not raising animals for show or to sell as studs....another dope gets caught

1088 days ago
66.

jat nano    

I never let my ROCK fight anyone unless it has it`s plastic dress ON

1088 days ago
67.

Gerri    

Don't break the law and you won't have an issue like this.

1088 days ago
68.

Bruce    

Steven Seagal - busting ****fighters!

LOL....

1087 days ago
69.

A true American    

Are yall so blind that you dont see the writing on the wall!!This man has been convicted/probation for the same offense. Listen people he was not selling bibles. And he says they are for show!! And you bunch of dumb asses believe him!! Thank God I dont live next to any of yall or him. I lock my doors now but if that were the case I would just burn my house. We have one less ******* on the street tonight, can I get an AMEN!!! Keep up the good work guys, Lets all ban together and put Masterlock out of business.

1087 days ago
70.

Chiefandkat    

The funny thing is that the news caster in his idiocy says that 100 roosters are safe tonight when all that happened was that they were sentence to a sure death under the care of animal control. At least with the **** fighting ring they still had a shot at life as champions.....Leave it to the LAW to F that up...

1087 days ago
71.

william    

Ok, so the chickens weren't for what this guy said they were.
and his dog, didn't need to get shot..but my question is this, who does seagull thinks he is? he's no law man, did he ever go through the training? he makes me sick, he did one to many movies..get you puffed up head out of your ass seagull,, yeah I know I misspelled hie name,,but that's what he makes himself out to be,,a flipping bird, I hope he gets sued...class act POS.....

1087 days ago
72.

TRUE SELF    

steven seagal is sch a piece of crap lateley he has been taking credit for UFC fighters forward upkicks causing wins now he is killing puppies whata piece of garbage

1087 days ago
73.

TBayLightningFan    

I bet any amount of money that the guy was guilty of ****-fighting. The whole family probably resisted arrest. The puppy....I'm sorry to say probably attacked the police. People..........cops have families and pets. They don't shoot puppies for entertainment. You will never hear a follow up on this story, because the guy will be found guilty and his suit dismissed.

1087 days ago
74.

TBayLightningFan    

And william.........check your facts. Yes, Seagal has gone through police academy. He has been a certified police officer for over twenty years in Louisiana. He is the Deputy Chief of the Jefferson Parish Police. He is a "law man" as you put it. You can not like him if you want......but he is a cop.

1087 days ago
75.

Catherine Turley    

jesus needs to lay low and drop the suit. people don't like ****fighters or dogfighters, and you can believe that dog was no beloved pet.

1087 days ago
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