Hillsborough Deputies Find Cockfighting Ring
Deputies found dead birds and cockfighting equipment at the Lithia address.
LITHIA – Hillsborough sheriff’s deputies received a tip Saturday (Feb. 27) about a cockfighting ring.
When they arrived at the property in Lithia about 11 a.m., a dozen or so men scattered into the woods and surrounding neighborhoods, sheriff’s spokesmen said. Deputies said they saw a cockfighting ring along with numerous dead and live caged chickens. Deputies also located spurs, weights and a score/tote board. They described the location, 10239 Lyons Ave in Lithia, as private property that could not be seen from the road.
No arrests were made. Deputies are working with Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center, which will take care of any remaining live chickens.
For information about the Hillsborough County sheriff, go to hcso.tampa.fl.us.
Photographs from the scene courtesy of the Hillsborough County sheriff.
Cockfighting | Hillsborough County Sheriff | Lithia | Pet Resource Center | TB Reporter
#Cockfighting #HillsboroughCountySheriff #Lithia #PetResourceCenter #TBReporter