Best Reader Caption For Joe Arpaio's PR Puppy: shadeaux14

Congratulations to the New Times reader who goes by the handle shadeaux14, you are the proud winner of this week's New Times You Write the Caption contest.

On Friday, we asked readers to provide what they think would be an appropriate caption for the above photo of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's PR puppy, which he used in an attempt to deflect questions about hundreds of botched sex-crime investigations bungled by the MCSO between 2005 and 2007.

We picked the five best reader captions and put it to a vote.

See all the entries here.

shadeaux14 stole the show with the following:

Puppy: "If I drag my ass on the carpet, will this big greasy turd come loose?"

Thanks to everyone who played, and congrats again to shadeaux14  -- to retrieve your grand prize of a firm handshake and a glass of lukewarm Phoenix municipal tap water, come to the New Times Building at 1201 East Jefferson Street in Phoenix. Go to the front desk and ask for James King any time after 1 p.m.

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