A "Steven Seagal: Lawman" raid gone awry has left Jesus Sanchez Llovera in a suing mood.
In March, Llovera's Arizona home was raided by Seagal, who was accompanied by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and a TV film crew. The raid was shot as part of the television series, "Steven Seagal: Lawman," where the 1980s and 1990s action star fights real crime.
Well, Llovera says not only was there no crime taking place on his property, but Seagal's raid claimed the life of his 11-month old puppy and about 100 roosters that he owned, reports TMZ.
The raid was filmed partially because Llovera was suspected of running a cockfighting farm, TMZ reports. Llovera maintains that the roosters on the property were simply bred for "show," the Herald Sun reports.
Along with the untimely deaths of his animals, the raid also caused substantial property damage. Llovera says that the Seagal and the accompanying officers used a tank to enter the property, according to the Herald Sun.
Yes, you read that right. Steven Seagal took part in a raid using a tank where he infiltrated someone's property, resulting in the deaths of a puppy and 100 roosters.
As strange as this fact pattern may be, Llovera's certainly not joking around. He's asking for $100,000 in damages and a written apology from Seagal for the untimely death of the dog. Sheriff Joe is also named in the notice of claim, the Herald Sun reports.
Generally, for police to search a property they will need probable cause and a warrant. Probable cause usually means that the police need to have a valid reason to search the property, such as a valid belief that the property has evidence of a crime.
So no, a puppy and rooster-killing "Steven Seagal: Lawman" raid similar to the one on Jesus Sanchez Llovera's home likely won't be hitting your house anytime soon. At least not without some probable cause.
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