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'Bang Bus' Porn Star Arrested with Goats, Ducks, Guinea Hens in Miami Van

A porn star and another man left eight roosters, four guinea hens, four pigeons, a duck and four goats were amongst the trove of animals left in a van in Miami. The goats in the car were tied up in plastic bags. The car full of animals was left parked in a parking lot during the afternoon.

One of the men is Raul Armenteros, 46, also known by his porn name "Ramon" in the "Bang Bus" porn series. In the "Bang Bus" videos, Armenteros has backseat sex with women in a van.

Police had been alerted to the situation when a passerby thought that he heard something that sounded like a child crying coming from the parked van, reports CBS4-TV.

Instead, responding officers found the distressed animals. One of the goats tied up in the plastic bag was already dead. All of the animals looked like they lacked water, according to a police report, CBS4-TV reports.

After police arrived, two men, Armenteros and James Arroyo, 44, came back to the car and said that they were the owners of the animals. The two men were arrested and were each held on an $110,000 bond, reports CBS4-TV.

The two were then charged with 22 counts of animal cruelty with intent to injure.

Animal cruelty is a crime under the Florida criminal code. A person who commits animal cruelty is a crime that can be punishable either through a fine or jail time, depending on the severity and the number of incidents.

Cruelty can include deprivation of necessary sustenance or shelter, or excessive or repeated infliction of pain and suffering on an animal, according to the Florida code.

Tying up live animals and leaving them in what was likely a hot van parked out in the afternoon? That seems like it could be a deprivation of sustenance and infliction of suffering.

The rest of the animals left in the van, including the remaining goats in the car, have been taken into custody by animal control, reports CBS4-TV. It is not known whether "Ramon" used the van in question in the "Bang Bus" porn series.

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