Two Men Arrested on Cockfighting Charges

Inside the vehicle, deputies reportedly found a rooster, twelve metal slashers and mounting brackets used in cockfighting, according to the sheriff's office.

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    Two men were arrested in Half Moon Bay on Saturday evening when  deputies found a fighting rooster and cockfighting paraphernalia during a  traffic stop, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

     

        
    Deputies pulled over a vehicle for a window tinting violation near  Kelly Street and state Highway 1 at about 6:45 p.m., according to the  sheriff's office.

     

        
    Inside the vehicle, deputies reportedly found a rooster, twelve  metal slashers and mounting brackets used in cockfighting, according to the  sheriff's office.

     

        
    Rigoberto Morales, 41, of unincorporated Half Moon Bay, and Jorge  Solis-Bizarro, 49, of Watsonville, were arrested for cruelty to animals and  booked into San Mateo county jail.

     

        
    The rooster and the fighting accessories were turned over to the  humane society.

     

        
    The case remains under investigation.