TMZ is reporting today that a police officer in the Philippines was killed during a raid on an illegal cockfighting event … when a rooster with a blade on its leg slashed the cop, causing a fatal wound.
Officials say Lieutenant Christian Bolok had picked up a rooster while collecting evidence during Tuesday’s raid, when he was sliced by a steel razor blade attached to the bird’s leg.
Bolok was hit in the left thigh — with the blade reportedly slicing through his femoral artery, which ultimately caused him bleed out.
The officer was rushed to a nearby hospital but it was too late — he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The local police chief, Colonel Arnel Apud, commented to the AFP news agency — describing the incident as “a piece of bad luck that I cannot explain.”
“I could not believe it when it was first reported to me. This is the first time in my 25 years as a policeman that I lost a man due to a fighting cock’s spur.”
Just so you know, pre-COVID cockfighting was legal in the Philippines on Sundays (and certain holidays) at legal venues….