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Pit Bull Ultimate Fighting Championship Broken Up

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As reported earlier today, Los Angeles is America's favorite city to own a Bulldog as a pet. With the high concentration of the breed and their close relative, the pit bull, there's bound to be a few bad seeds. And when we say that, we do not mean the dogs. From CBS2:

Police arrested a 55-year-old man after the Los Angeles City Animal Cruelty Task Force found scarred pit bulls and equipment related to dog-fighting at a property in the Hyde Park section of Los Angeles, authorities said. Jerome Woods of Los Angeles was arrested Wednesday in the 6600 block of 4th Avenue near West 65th Place, an ACTF statement said.

Task force members served a search warrant at the location and seized 11 Staffordshire Bull Terriers -- commonly referred to as pit bulls -- that bore scars possibly caused by dog fighting, according to the ACTF. [CBS2]

The ACTF, which is made up of the LAPD, Animal Service officers and city attorneys, found bloody towels, bloodstained fighting pits and exercise equipment. He must have been practicing for Ultimate Fighting with his 11 pit bulls as audience, no? In the end, if the city attorney's office decides to prosecute and win, Woods is likely to serve a prison sentence.

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