Wisconsin Man Caught In Sting Trying To Sell Dog For Fights

MAYWOOD, Ill. (CBS) — A man came all the way from Wisconsin to sell his pit bull for dogfighting, and he likely won’t be going home anytime soon.

Al “Boogie” Clemons, 54, of Racine, Wis., was charged earlier this week with selling a dog for the purpose of fighting, a felony. His bond was set at $30,000 on Wednesday, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

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Sheriff’s police were tipped off that Clemons was trying to sell a 41-pound female pit bull to use in fights. An undercover officer called Clemons, who allegedly told him the dog had already won two fights and had a bloodline of champions, the sheriff’s office said.

Pit Bull For Sale

Al "Boogie" Clemons of Racine, Wis., was allegedly trying to sell this female pit bull for dogfighting. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Clemons allegedly described the dog’s style as “face fighting,” that is, she would attack the head and face of her opponent in a fight to leave the other dog incapacitated. Clemons offered $1,500 for the dog, and agreed to deliver it on Tuesday.

Clemons arrived with the dog as promised at the Miller Meadows Forest Preserve just outside Maywood, sheriff’s police said. He met the undercover officer in the forest preserve, but before going ahead with the sale, he displayed the pit bull’s fighting skills by “rolling” her on a chain with another fighting dog nearby, sheriff’s police said.

The sheriff’s office released surveillance video of the meeting:

Before one of the dogs got hurt, the undercover officer dispatched police and Clemons was arrested.

The dog is now in the custody of the Animal Welfare League in Chicago Ridge. Clemons was to return to court for a preliminary hearing at the Maybrook Courthouse in Maywood Friday, according to the sheriff’s office.

  • Leroy Goldberg

    Mr. “Boogie” is just another worthless, meaningless, savage, vile piece of sh!+….
    Just like Lyndia, NWA and all the rest of them.

    • Lyndia

      You are a sorry specimen of a man. (If you are a man.) I am wondering if you are really jewish. You sound like an old member of the KKK. I do not want to say anything about jews because they have been pretty nice to me and my family. I graduated from Roosevelt University, a jewish school. My great aunt was going with a jewish man in the late 40’s. He loved her and she loved him, (from what I heard.) This occured in Lawndale and he had a business on Roosevelt Rd. He was married and lived in Skokie. He was also instrumental in getting my cousin into Northwestern University. In the middle 50’s he discovered that he had cancer but he wanted my aunt to always be taken care of. He subsequently bought her a 3 flat building on Avers and 21st street. He also gave her $10,000.00. The building is still in our family and it is still beautiful and well kept. I really don’t want to offend all of the good jewish people out there but you are NOTHING Goldberg nothing at all but a worthless piece of cra@ that never should have been born. Now post that, if you have the nerve. (Was that your granddaddy that did that for my aunt and cousin?)

      • Leroy Goldberg

        Lyndia why don’t you just do the thing that Black women do best. Open your mouth and spread your legs.

      • Roberta Waker

        Why does being Jewish have anything to do with this article? Your history is also unnecessary. Isn’t this supposed to be for comments, not personal history or nasty comments? The man is guilty of dog fighting and should be sent to jail for a long time. These poor dogs didn’t choose to be fighters; they are treated badly to make them mean and many of them are scarred for life. Their owners need to be put away and the dogs rehabbed if possible. Most of them CAN be saved.

    • Tyreese

      We couldn’t agree with you more, Leroy. Keep up the good posts.

      • Joe

        I’ll keep taking it from white women….


    I just wonder if there is anything that blaks won’t do to earn dirty money?

  • Boogie To Get A Job Mo Mo

    Boogie Nights, get the dogz get the fight a started, Boogie Nights…

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