A Philippine police officer he was killed during a raid against illegal cockfighting after the blade attached to his spur cut through his femoral artery.
The strange accident took place in the central province of North Samar when the Lieutenant Christian Bolok He picked up a fighting cock and held it between his legs while gathering evidence to certify the illegal event.
Apparently, the rooster struck the agent’s left thigh with the blade and cut a femoral artery, which is why the man began to bleed. “I had never seen anything like this, it was an accident that nobody expected. It was so unfortunate and unlucky that I can’t explain it. I couldn’t believe it when I was informed, “commented the provincial police chief, Colonel Arnel Apud.” This is the first time in my 25 years as a police officer that I have lost a man due to the spur of a fighting cock. ” added.
Three people have been arrested and two fighting cocks have been confiscated along with two sets of blades.
Cockfighting is a popular sport in the archipelago where money is wagered on the outcome of a fight, often to the death, between two roosters with blades attached to the dewclaws. These fights have been banned during the pandemic of coronavirus to prevent large crowds from gathering and spreading the contagion.