SWAT teams members in full gear make their way to a suspect's house. A bomb robot is deployed. Actor Steven Seagal approaches the house, riding in a tank.
No, it's not the latest action B-movie. It's a real-life arrest.
Phoenix TV news station KPHO reports that Sheriff Joe Arpaio sent dozens of SWAT team members, armored vehicles, a bomb robot and the aging action film star when the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant for a man accused of cockfighting.
The homeowner, Jesus Llovera, was alone and unarmed when he was arrested on suspicion of cockfighting.
In probably the most telling moment of all, a neighbor told reporters that Seagal's tank came in and pushed down a wall only to reveal a bunch of chickens.
Llovera's attorney said he believes there was no probable cause to believe his client was dangerous and the massive display of force was only used to boost ratings for Steven Seagal's reality TV show "Lawman."
The Sheriff's Department and Seagal apparently have a contract that has him tag along with the sheriff when arrests are made.
And as a sad postscript to this bizarre saga, 115 birds were euthanized on the spot. Won't somebody please think of the chickens?