Guys, guys, guys -- calm down about the sex crimes...can't you see I've got a puppy here?
Guys, guys, guys -- calm down about the sex crimes...can't you see I've got a puppy here?
12News

Joe Arpaio: Don't Bother Me About Botched Sex-Crime Investigations -- Can't You See I'm Holding a Puppy!

What kind of heartless soul would hassle a 79-year-old man holding a puppy about botched sex-crime investigations? No-nonsense 12News reporter Brahm Resnik, that's who.

Resnik tracked down Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at the Christmas party for the MCSO's MASH Unit to ask him how more than 400 sex-crime investigations were botched on his watch.

Read all about the sheriff's sex-crime follies here.

The sheriff responded by working himself into a huff -- grumbling that the problem was solved in 2007 -- and then holding a puppy up to the camera.

If this pup happens to be in need of a name, "Smoke" or "Mirrors" each have a nice ring to them.

See video of Arpaio using a puppy to deflect questions about bungled sex-crime investigations below.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >