Police in Rockford confiscated roosters that were used for cockfighting.

I thought cockfighting was something that happened in movies, not here.

Winnebago County Deputies were actually searching from drugs during an investigation when they found them.

According to rockrivertimes.com,

"A Winnebago County man has been charged with owning animals for sport fighting after a search warrant was served at a residence just west of Rockford last week."

"Salvador Jimenez Gutierrez, 50, is charged with possession of animals used for sport fighting after 150 roosters were confiscated in the 2900 block of Cunningham Road."

Winnebago County Animals Services is holding the animals until the court decides what to do with them.

"Keeping fowl for sport fighting is a Class 4 felony, punishable by one to three years in prison and fines of up to $25,000."


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