Joe Arpaio Claims for the Zillionth Time That He Was Almost Blown to Smithereens
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
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Stop us if you've heard this one before: Someone far, far away from Maricopa County has been arrested for threatening to blow Sheriff Joe Arpaio to greasy chunks.
It's possible you've heard this one before because this happens to be the fourth time an alleged "bomb threat" has been made against Arpaio since April, the MCSO claims.
MCSO claims a guy from Boston named Robert Menard "threatened to bomb the Sheriff's office several days ago."
Don't worry, folks, some of Arpaio's boys went to Boston to get the guy.
That was just about all the info released by Arpaio's office, which mentions all the not-so-credible threats against Arpaio over the last few months. One of the bomb threats was a spray-painted message on the new MCSO building in Phoenix, claiming there was a bomb inside. The only thing in there was a bomb-less lunch box.
Another, MCSO says, was an unknown Canadian suspect who offered to bomb Arpaio's home. The other was the not-so-sophisticated device that Arpaio calls a "bomb," which may not have been.
Read Arpaio's entire press release on the latest incident below:
There was once a young Shepherd Boy who tended his sheep at the foot of a mountain near a dark forest. It was rather lonely for him all day, so he thought upon a plan by which he could get a little company and some excitement. He rushed down towards the village calling out "Wolf, Wolf," and the villagers came out to meet him, and some of them stopped with him for a considerable time. This pleased the boy so much that a few days afterwards he tried the same trick, and again the villagers came to his help. But shortly after this a Wolf actually did come out from the forest, and began to worry the sheep, and the boy of course cried out "Wolf, Wolf," still louder than before. But this time the villagers, who had been fooled twice before, thought the boy was again deceiving them, and nobody stirred to come to his help. So the Wolf made a good meal off the boy's flock, and when the boy complained, the wise man of the village said:
"A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth."
Whoops, wrong one.
Here we go:
BOMB THREATS AGAINST SHERIFF ARPAIO AND OFFICE ON UPSURGE AS ANOTHER SUSPECT IS INDICTED
4 Bomb Threats in last 4 Months
(Phoenix, AZ) Bomb threats against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office are keeping investigators busy as yet another suspect is indicted. On Monday, August 19th, 2013 a Boston, Massachusetts man was indicted by a Maricopa County grand jury and a warrant was issued for 47 year old Robert Paul Menard. Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies traveled to and tracked down Menard in Massachusetts after he threatened to bomb the Sheriff's office several days ago.
This is the fourth bomb threat against Arpaio or his office since April.
Sounds like a real open-and-shut case. We'll pass along any updates we come across.
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