Sheriff Joe Arpaio Raids Old Spaghetti Factory in Search of Seven Illegal Immigrants; Only Nabs Three
America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" conducted another of his signature illegal-immigrant roundups this morning, this time at the Old Spaghetti Factory in central Phoenix.
Maricopa County's corrupt top-cop was targeting seven suspected illegal immigrants following an eight-month investigation.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's boys in beige only nabbed three of the targets, who were busted on suspicion of identify theft.
Servers at the restaurant were caught unaware as officers calmly walked in, observers of the raid tell New Times.
"I'd say there were about 10 officers that I saw," said a patron, who would not be identified for fear of losing his job. "We were out just having a business lunch. They came in quietly."
Police plan to go to the homes of the missing four suspects to continue their search.
Old Spaghetti Factory manager Adam Wilcox refused to comment on the raid, and the restaurant continued to operate as normal.
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