Joe Arpaio Gets a Cake From Randy Parraz in You Write the Caption

Archaeologists have discovered Maricopa County Joe Arpaio's birthday was yesterday, and in typical Arpaio fashion, he shouted it from the rooftops.

For Arpaio's birthday, Citizens for a Better Arizona's Randy Parraz brought the sheriff a cake. The purpose, according to one of Parraz's e-mail blasts, was to put 80 candles on the thing, each one representing a million bucks in legal payments the county could reach thanks to Arpaio. (According to Paul Rubin's latest cover story, that number is currently about $50 million.)

Of course, Arpaio posed for the cake, earning him a spot in this week's New Times You Write the Caption contest.

The rules for You Write the Caption are simple: We provide the picture (above), and you provide the caption to that photo in the comments below.

On Monday, we'll announce the top-five reader captions and put them to a vote. The winner will receive a pay-your-own-way trip to the historic New Times building for a firm handshake and/or a high-five.

Do your best (or worst), New Times readers.

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Matthew Hendley
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