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14 arrested in alleged rooster fighting event in Haines City

14 arrested in alleged rooster fighting event in Haines City

A tip on Saturday lead to the arrest of 14 men in an alleged rooster fighting operation in Haines City, and deputies found fighting paraphernalia and hundreds of birds.

About 4:30 p.m., Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies got an anonymous tip about possible rooster fights at 4560 Carl Boozer Road in Haines City. Deputies found a fight in progress and the suspects at the scene. One of the suspects, Noel Garcia Rivera, had $680 in cash, and a large amount of fighting paraphernalia was located inside his vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office.

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