According to police, the fight apparently began when 56-year-old Benjamin Calderon swiped said foot from the skillet James Jugo was attending to at the moment. It was apparently then that the beating commenced.
Wait…. people eat chicken feet? I’ve seen them in the meat department and shit, but I didn’t know people actually fried and consumed them. I thought that shit was used for voodoo and stuff. I can’t imagine sticking one of those things in my mouth….
Anyway, Jugo told police he beat Calderon to death with his fists, but a witness claims to have seen him swinging a wooden cutting board. At any rate, Calderon is very much dead — the autopsy revealed he suffered internal bleeding after being hit numerous times on the face, neck and elsewhere.
This, surprisingly, isn’t Jugo’s first brush with the law — he’s been arrested at least 19 times on charges that include burglary, cocaine possession, petty theft, probation violation, open container and possession of a dangerous dog. Now, he can add manslaughter to his criminal résumé. He’s being held in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Calderon’s family said he recently lost his job as a security officer and had been living with Jugo and another person while trying to get his shit back together.
“He had plans. He was setting goals for himself,” Bolivar Calderon said. “No one deserves to die over a chicken foot.”Tags: Beating, Benjamin Calderon, chicken foot, Florida, James Jugo, Manslaughter, Tampa