The man who calls himself America’s Toughest Sheriff, Joe Arpaio; and reality TV star and former action hero, Steven Seagal, raided the West Valley home of a man suspected of setting up illegal cockfights.
Residents of the neighborhood are making a fuss after the gung-ho policemen rolled into the streets with heavily armored vehicles, including a tank.
Worried neighbors dialed 911 when they saw that a nearby home had all its windows blown out, with heavily armed men in full riot gear breaking down its doors.
“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,” said one of the neighbors.
The massive show of force was unnecessary as the man suspected of cockfighting, Jesus Llovera, was completely unarmed.
The operation is said to have cost the state tens of thousands of dollars, all for the sake of being set up for Steven Seagal’s reality TV show, “Lawman.”
It wouldn’t be the first time that reality TV producers staged a full police assault on a harmless perpetrator.