America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" may want to get the goon squad ready for some late-night house calls, because someone out there in Facebook-land is dishing out directions to the sheriff's house.
As you may recall, New Times had (ahem) a little issue with the sheriff and his thugs over a similar situation, and we all know how that turned out. If ya don't, click here.
The latest treasure map to Joe's house is using much more advanced technology than merely printing an address in a weekly newspaper. It was posted on the wall of the new anti-Arpaio Facebook group, People Against Sheriff Arpaio. Check the site out here.
Last week, a member of the group posted a Google map and a Google Earth image of Arpaio's Fountain Hills home.
As far as we can tell, the group seems to be a peaceful forum for people to rally support to unseat Arpaio the old-fashioned way -- at the voting booth.
That peaceful mentality may be the reason the creator of the group, Devin Fleenor, removed the map from the group's page (that or the fear of being dragged out of his house in the middle of the night), but not before Arpaio caught a glimpse of it and charmed 3TV with some of his smug, um, humor.
After seeing the post, Arpaio told the station, "I think they have some motive. I don't think they're selling tours to my house."
No duh, Joe. They want you gone.
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Watch the 3TV piece here.
At the conclusion of the 3TV sit-down with Arpaio, the sheriff says he alerted his security detail about the map, so get ready, Facebookers, the Gestapo may be coming to cyberspace.
We shot Fleenor an e-mail to see how he feels about being on the sheriff's radar. Hopefully, he'll get back to us.
In the meantime, the group has been active for only a couple weeks and already has more than 9,000 members. Maybe those approval ratings really are slipping.