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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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76.

don    

LMAO, REALLY?? OK LET ME GET THIS RIGHT. THIS GUY SEAGAL AN ACTOR (WHO HAS NOT MADE 1 SUCCESSFULLY MOVIE, SINCE LIKE UMMM... 80 UMMM WHAT?) THERE FOR TECHNICALLY WOULD BE A UNEMPLOYED ACTOR. RIGHT? SO TO FILL HIS OVER INFLATED EGO, DECIDED TO BECOME A PART TIME COP.(QUOTED AS VOLUNTEER POLICE OFFICER. CORRECT. OK NOW. HE LEADS THIS BIG RAID. WITH SWAT, CHIEF OF POLICE, HUGE ARMORED POLICE VEHICLES. (OK ARE WE RIGHT SO FAR?) BUT NOT A RAID ON A BAND OF TERRITORY CELLS, NOT A SUSPECTED CHILD MOLESTER,RAPER, ESCAPED FELON, MURDER, BUT A MAN THAT HAS 100 CHICKENS AND HE IS SUSPECTED OF FIGHTING THEM, IN A WAY THAT COULD CAUSE HARM OR EVEN POSSIBLE DEATH! TO THESE CHICKENS. (LMFAO!HEHEHAHH. OK WE STILL ON TRACK!) OK SO IN THE PROCESS OF THIS LIFE SAVING CHICKEN BRIGADE MORNING RAID, TO STOP THIS UNSPEAKABLE VIOLENCE ON CHICKENS! HE AND THIS HUGE BRIGADE OF PUBLIC APPOINTED OFFICIALS, TEAR DOWN A MANS GATE AT THE CRACK OF DAWN AND SPENDS THE TAX PAYERS MONEY TIES UP A ENTIRE SWAT TEAM., THEN GOES IN THERE AND KILLS 100 CHICKENS (THIS BEING THE CRIME THE MAN IS ACCUSED OF? AM I STILL CORRECT? AND IN FRONT OF HIS CHILDREN SHOOTS AND KILLS A 11 MONTH OLD PUPPY? WOW! LMAO. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MIGHT BE A LITTLE OLDER. REMINDS ME OF A SONG BACK IN THE DAY BY" ARLO GUTHREY CALLED ^ALICE'S RESTRAINT. UNREAL. ROFL..HEHEHAH./ MAKES ME WONDER WHAT NEXT WEEKS EPISODE WILL BE. MAYBE... "TUNE IN NEXT WEEK WHILE WE FOLLOW STEVEN SIEGEL, SWAT AND HALF THE COUNTIES LAW ENFORCEMENT AS WE RAID AN APARTMENT OF A SUSPECTED UNDERAGE DRINKER AND POT SMOKER, YES A POT SMOKER! TUNE IN FRIDAY FOR A LIVE ON SITE INTERVIEW! THIS IS JOE BLOW HAVE A GREAT NIGHT! ** LOVE YA ALL, BUT REALLY!!!!

1146 days ago
77.

mmk61    

Seagal is an *******. He should not have killed the chickens and especially not a precious dog. He should have shot Jesus instead.

1146 days ago
78.

Alena    

Sherrif Joe is known to be a dog lover, so this is suprising. But cops killing housepets isn't. There are videos all over the internet showing them breaking into homes and if even a chihuahua barks at them they shoot it. Of course they claim it's in self defence, but the reality is that most cops these days are nothing but blood lusting gangsters. And I think it's high time the rest of us started treating them just like any other street thug.

1146 days ago
79.

Bud    

Some mistakenly say Seagal can't act.....well this proves otherwise. On this show he convincingly portrays an a#@hole.
Show 'should be' called, 'Steven Seagal.....Jackboot wannabe'.

1146 days ago
80.

ewrwr    

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! It's so fun to watch two a-holes fight in pbulic.

1146 days ago
81.

Zobar    

He needs to sit his fat grease ass down somewhere and find his place in the world he got lost between what is truth & lies ! come on now Steven ? spend some time in tent city! wear some pink **** Steven. when did you become an ass kisser player? and I thought you were a truth seeker man? STOP THE MADNESS FAT BOY WHO SIDE ARE YOU ON ?

1146 days ago
82.

joetopher    

Steven Seagal likes ***** :D

1146 days ago
83.

sam    

that is sooo cruel, I Im a of Steven seagul, but if these allegations are true I hope they pay. I hate animal cruelty and shooting a family pet is not acceptable

1146 days ago
84.

Momboelitist    

Yea and Mike Vick was raising show dogs! By the way, I don't see anything about the breed of "puppy" that was shot. Could it be a-a-a-a PITBULL?! They obviously hunted the dog down and shot it cowering in a corner.

This guy is full of ****! Then again, maybe not, LOL!

1146 days ago
85.

dan    

First off, that's a Personnel Carrier, NOT a Tank. Second, the author of this article needs to learn how to research a story. The Sheriff's Dept has arrested Liovera for **** Fighting B4 and has been out to his home for the same reason. Of course I'm never surprised by the 2nd rate reporting on TMZ or Yahoo.

1146 days ago
86.

JIM    

Thisw guy don't even speak English,I would bet he's here illegally

1146 days ago
87.

Clement    

First of all, anyone that thinks whatever the police do is the right thing are idiots and should be shipped to Russia immediately!! With that said, for any police operation that involves breaking doors down and rushing in 25 police in riot gear the person their going to get better be at least a murderer, rapist, child killer or kidnapper!! Anything else does not warrent a raid. Why do these idiot cops make raids anyway in this day an age? Arrest the guy normally and it seems like the police might have made a mistake in this case anyway....Stupidity runs rampid doesn't it, especially when low IQ police men are involved. Nice job guys...keep up the bad work!

1146 days ago
88.

Jerry Riesenbeck    

Let me guess. The puppy turns out to be an attack Rottweiller... The "Tank" is a Hum-Vee... The dead roosters are from the fights,and/or the perp destroying evidence... The warrent allowed knocking down a fence, to gain access.

1146 days ago
89.

david mcfarland    

How long is Az. going to put up with this douchbag Arpaio? This buffoon is nothing but a Rambo wannabe, he's cost the state millions in law suit fines and is constantly under investigation by the government for civil rights abuses. Get rid of this flaming turd.

1146 days ago
90.

donna    

Segal for president! The world is already out of control with crime. Yippie for cops! Idiots need not reply.

1146 days ago
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