Kansas Cop Accused of Stealing a Joe Arpaio Poster From a Meth-Head Lawyer

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Joe Arpaio posters are a hot commodity in Podunk, Kansas.
Adding to the list of illogical things surrounding the aura of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a Kansas cop is accused of stealing a framed poster of the sheriff from an office belonging to a former lawyer convicted on meth charges.

Really, the only thing better about this than the fact that an ex-prosecutor convicted of meth charges had a framed poster of Arpaio hanging in his office is that the cop just had to have that poster.

The criminal information document submitted by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Wichita, Kansas is pretty brief, but states that Spencer Coate -- a police officer in Galena, Kansas -- stole the poster of Arpaio and another poster of a duck from the suspect's law office in June 2009.

The posters were just hanging on the wall in the office where the search warrant was served, and Coate's accused of taking them with him "while acting under color of law" as a police officer.

According to a past Associated Press story (confirmed by the name and address in the criminal information document), that office belonged to Jeffrey Pittman, a former assistant prosecutor in the area.

Pittman was running his law office out that location, that is, until the whole meth thing went down.

The AP says he was arrested on a warrant for "possessing meth ingredients" after being pulled over for a broken taillight.

The search warrant office led police to "meth ingredients, items used to make the illegal drug and drug paraphernalia," according to the AP, and allegedly led one cop to a new poster of Sheriff Arpaio.

While in jail, Pittman was caught making phone calls to his girlfriend, trying to get her to smuggle some meth to him into the jail through another inmate, according to the AP.

Pittman was convicted on four meth-related charges in late March, while the cop who allegedly took his poster of Sheriff Arpaio faces a misdemeanor charge.


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Bnbk
Bnbk

Where can I get one of those posters? It would be a great match for the Arpaio pinatas that we buy for all our kids birthday partys. The poster would be perfect for the kids to play pin the tail on the donkey.

Coz
Coz

Come on now, maybe he needed some paper on on the bottom of his birdcage

Shadow Wolf
Shadow Wolf

God Bless that law enforcement official. 

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

This theft is devastating to the trust people place in LE personnel.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Buy the shurf a bigger hat.

Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf

 Actually, he is an ex-cop. Fired way back in May 2010.

Triple-6 Gun Mane
Triple-6 Gun Mane

 You do know how toxic the Shurf is. His endorsements is bad karma. And criminals love him. Not to mention meth heads.

Not Surprised
Not Surprised

Ironic that Arpaio's poster was owned by a methhead drug dealing lawyer, and was stolen by a crooked cop.

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