9 detained after Florida deputies raid cockfight

Published On: Jan 02 2013 03:54:02 AM HST

Nine people were detained after authorities raided a cockfight in the Tampa area.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said the cockfight was in progress when deputies arrived Tuesday morning at a Plant City home to investigate reports about a cockfighting ring.

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Deputies said several people fled the scene on foot. Nine people were caught and detained.

Tthe sheriff's office said there were numerous roosters in cages at the home. Several of the birds were dead.

Animal services were called to the scene.

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