Steven Seagal busts suspected cock fight – in a tank
March 24, 2011, 3:01 pm Yahoo!Xtra Entertainment Yahoo!Xtra
The home of an Arizona man suspected of staging cockfights was raided on Monday by sheriffs, a SWAT team, a bomb-disposal unit and Steven Seagal in a tank.
Seeming to believe that real life should contain as excessive displays of force as in his movies, Steven Seagal rolled up to a police raid in an armoured tank.
The actor accompanied Arizona sheriffs and dozens of SWAT members, complete with bomb-disposal robot - for a raid on the home of a man suspected of staging cockfights.
Never one to pull his punches, Seagal shrugged off allegations of putting on a show for the tv crews accompanying him telling a local radio station, "Animal cruelty is one of my pet peeves."
The suspect's attorney said the operation was an expensive, excessive show of force made for the benefit of the reality series â€˜Steven Seagal Lawmanâ€™.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio dismissed the suggestion that the raid was played up for TV cameras.