That’s a photograph of Sheriff Deputy Steven Seagal being sworn in, and it isn’t for his television show Steven Seagal: Lawman. In news that unexpectedly made us crack up because this is so “action star in real life” of him, Seagal has been officially sworn in as a border sheriff in Hudspeth County, Texas! So if anyone’s looking to make their way into the U.S in not entirely legal ways … watch out! He has a gun and he ain’t afraid to use it.
Could this be a publicity stunt to boost the show? According to the sheriff’s department the answer’s hell no. He’s just doing his duty as a law-abidin’ citizen and watching that Mexico border! An official rep has sprung to his rescue with regards to the intent of the move saying, “It became very clear to me that Mr. Seagal is not in this for the celebrity or the publicity … He’s like the rest of us that live down here, he has a sincere passion for his country and he wants to do more to help.” We wouldn’t suggest messing with him.
[Photo: Splash News Online]