Sheriff Joe Arpaio rolled out the tanks to take down a man suspected of cockfighting.
West Valley residents in the neighborhood are crying foul after armored vehicles, including a tank, rolled into their neighborhood to make the bust.
- KHPO Phoenix.
Action demihero Steven Seagal was riding on top of the tank. The suspect, a lone man named Jesús Llovera with no history of owning weapons, unsurprisingly offered no resistance. The tank drove through a wall, and the steely-eyed guardians of the peace valiantly slew 115 potentially dangerous chickens.
Speaking of chickens, Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt Jesse Spurgin promises to repeat such tactics wherever they fear suspects might be armed. Unless I misunderstand Arizona greatly, I guess this means the tanks will be pretty permanently out on the streets of Maricopa County for the immediate future.
Why am I not surprised?