Arizona, which we are still not convinced isn't a hoax, is the home of not one but two of our nation's finest lawmen: Squat fascist Sheriff Joe Arpaio and sex slaver Steven Seagal, who is starring in a reality TV show where he... is a policeman, sort of. Well! Now they are both getting sued for killing a puppy.
As you may recall, the most bizarre arrest of 2011 took place in May, when Under Siege star Seagal, riding in a tank, accompanied sheriff's deputies in a bust of an alleged cockfighter, during which 115 chickens were "euthanized" and, apparently, one puppy was killed. It was a wondrous event, the kind you know that we will have trouble understanding centuries from now, and it has culminated, of course, in a lawsuit:
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."
But, as The AV Club points out, Seagal considers animal cruelty "one of [his] pet peeves"! So why not just have him investigate the incident? It would make about as much sense as anything else in Arizona.