MCSO Reneges on Meal For Winner of Joe Arpaio's Inmate Coloring Contest

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James King
Joe Arpaio attempting to eat a Mexican pizza from Taco Bell as jail inmate Michael Wunsch enjoys a grilled stuffed burrito.
If the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office ever offers you a "meal of [your] choice," what it really means is a meal you can get at a drive-thru.

As we noted yesterday, Fourth Avenue Jail inmate Michael Wunsch won Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's inaugural Inmate Coloring Contest (yes, coloring contests -- as well as Elvis-themed panty parties -- actually go on in MCSO jails) to commemorate "Queen," a pitbull that lived in the MCSO's MASH Unit for eight years. Queen died a few weeks ago.

The winner of the contest was promised a "meal of their choice," so we found it a little odd that with all of the Valley's culinary treasures, Wunsch went with a grilled stuffed burrito from Taco Bell.

"They told me any fast food place," Wunsch tells New Times.

"Any fast food place" is a far cry from a "meal of their choice."

Sheriff Joe Arpaio seemed disappointed that his top PR flack Lisa Allen didn't make good on the MCSO's promise, asking her, "I thought he could have anything he wanted?"

"We're not gonna go to Ruth's Crist," Allen answered the sheriff.

As you can see in the above photo, Arpaio wasn't too thrilled with the Mexican pizza he attempted to eat as Wunsch gobbled up what he says is the first meal he's had in over a year that wasn't cooked in a correctional institution.

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Clarity
Clarity

Lisa Allen deserves to starve for a year and then only given Taco Bell for the next ten years for her stupidity. What a cow.

Jason
Jason

Joe looks disgusted by the Mexican pizza.

Then again, he is disgusting. He's a stupid sick old man.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

He's still wearing that stupid plastic pistol tie tack. I guess it makes him feel as if he has some degree of importance in life.. or it's simply a phallus..., "Hey Lisa, you want to touch my pistol again?".

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

A couple of final comments: 

1.  What is with all the cartoon characters?

2.  Can you zoom in on Lisa?  I read in a New Times article some time back that she was "sporadically milfy."

Hock
Hock

It may be a good thing in this case he lives in an open air tent...if you know what I mean...

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Hey old man, it tastes better than 'loaf.'

Arpaio should jump in his car and make good on the promise.  Wait, he can't just drive, can he?  He may find that Ruth's Chris  has a drive through window after all.

Eleanor
Eleanor

Lame, lame, lame........

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Gerry, regarding (2): One would have to have been living in a dark cage alone for many years and come out blind, for her to 'appear' milfy.... sporadically or not. Some things are just better when accomplished manually.

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

I believed the senile FF had a hard time eating that Mexican pizza. Soley because it may have been made by the hands of a Mexican from Taco Bell.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Did Allen really say "Ruth's Crist"

Mistalee
Mistalee

If the kitchen staff knew it was for Arpaio, I bet it was loaded with "special sauce."

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

Gerry_C what kind of fast food joint is Ruth Crist? I may need to check it out. Come tag along, the tab is on me.

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