Has Joe Arpaio Ever Received a Credible Death Threat?

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Old man in a zebra outift.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's boys found a guy on the Internet who said he "want[s]" to blow Arpaio's head off -- a "death threat," as Arpaio calls it.

It was just the latest in a long line of questionable "death threats" against Arpaio, which never seem to put the elderly sheriff in any sort of danger.

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MCSO deputies took a trip to Southern California to vacation look real hard for 22-year-old Caesar David Nunez, who allegedly posted on Twitter, "I want to personally blow Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's head off."

People have stated before that they will kill Arpaio, but Arpaio's grandstanding makes these alleged death threats seem a lot less serious.

In one instance, Arpaio claimed an "Obama supporter" named Adam Eugene Cox was on his way to Arizona, probably to off the old man.

We found the "death threat" in question, and the guy from Tennessee who claimed Satan ordered him to kill Alan Keyes, Herman Cain, and Michael Savage, as well as Arpaio.

"The only side I have is Satan himself and my death sentence he ordered me to fill toward you," Cox wrote in a comments field on a "birther" conspiracy website. "My hope is that you will take out revenge on the left and this country will be destroyed as a consequence... Right vs left killing each other and humanity dwindling in size is my ultimate goal."

Then there's always James Brian Saville, who got his idea to blow up Arpaio from none other than the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. (Saville later got a settlement for that one.)

The recent mail bomb, which Arpaio's chief deputy claimed was about to blow Arpaio to chunks, may not have even detonated, and may not have injured anyone had it actually detonated.

Arpaio also likes to claim that cartels are always trying to off him, despite no evidence that has ever backed that up.

Our question is, has Arpaio ever received a credible death threat? Has his life ever been in imminent danger?

Cast your vote below:



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Elba Villa
Elba Villa

Breaking a piñata with his face on it is not a death threat!

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

It'll be nice if He would share some details from when He was allegedly kidnapped, "cause it seems that there's no record at all, even if "NICKLE BAG JOE" is entered when doing research. How about U Jaffy, do U know anything about that kidnapping? since U live under His bed......he might talk in his sleep.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

"Has Joe Arpaio Ever Received a Credible Death Threat?"

HELL NO, not even the ones he sent himself (unfortunately)

Peter Fullmer
Peter Fullmer

I'm sure he's seen several remarks with the key phrases that remove them from the threat category. If a statement is worded with "I wish," "I want to," "I hope," or something similar, it's not a threat.

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

It occurs to me that the story photo of the elderly elected official could be much better if a red dot was located in the middle of his forehead. No threat intended or implied. Simply a suggestion for aesthetic enhancement. :-)

Carlos Andrés
Carlos Andrés

Jackass lies about everything, every time he opens his mouth a lie comes out, not to mention his lack of education..

Nancy Barnby Carey
Nancy Barnby Carey

He lost his credibility long ago. I do have to say though, he looks great in stripes! I'm sure pink would be a great color on him as well.

Cozz
Cozz

Obviously not, otherwise the asshole would be dead by now.

Pete Facundo
Pete Facundo

I think a lot of folks said that about Kim Jong Il, too, and now everyone kind of wishes he was still around. I'm sure whoever takes over the MCSO is going to be another 'stand up guy'.

Anna-Marie O'Brien
Anna-Marie O'Brien

Obviously no credible death threat, because he is still alive. Right?

DNichols
DNichols

I think the only "Credible Death Threat " Arpaio has recieved in his life was delivered to him by a crack in a sidewalk.

Everything else was just this Pink Drama Queen Whoring the Media for free publicity, and playing the Idiot Public that votes for him.

What ever happened with the "Scary Box" Bomb Hoax in Flagstaff?!

I beleive it was all M.C.S.O. staged?!

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Haha. The death threats are all part of Joe's being a shameless media whore.

Vern Gill
Vern Gill

His biggest risk of death is choking on the shit he spews

Midwestern Dude'itude
Midwestern Dude'itude

I bet he has gotten one or two legit ones with as much as people hate this dick hole!

Robert Eichenberger
Robert Eichenberger

Nothing credible and definitely not near as many times as he claims. Just another way of promoting his racist "brand".

Stephen Grange
Stephen Grange

I will be utterly DELIGHTED when this sad vile old bastard does die!! Beyond that? Who knows since every word out of MCSO is a fucking lie.

Jay Turley
Jay Turley

Dangerous for the people in his jails.

Carl ToersBijns
Carl ToersBijns

Old Joe, what's he going to do when he retires.. he can't have a body guard detail around him forever. Sooner or later he will receive a credible death threat and then ........... well you know the rest of the story... anything can happen in Arizona anything...

Ted Sherk
Ted Sherk

nnaw but I bet some of his uunnderlings want to ,,,

Eleanor_Holguin
Eleanor_Holguin

He's such an ass he probably has. It's not the ones he talks about, those are all made up in his little feeble mind.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

The only threats comming are from himself... oh and sidewalks.....and what an irony that is, since the sidewalk is an inert object and look at how much damage it did to the OLD FOOL, putting him our of circulation for a week or so. Now imaging what a real threat could do to him....probably he might shit on his depends and I doubt that he could be able to see it comming.

He is so afraid of beign blown, although that's what Jaffy might be doing every day. LOL. WHAT A MEDIA WHORE.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

The time he blew up his neighbor's lawn ornament, or the time he spent $500k on extra security because he thought the Minutemen were out to get him and put out a contract with drug cartels, or the whole James Saville event sure validate my "no" vote.


He seems to get these "death threats" when he needs some of his own PR when he's getting bad PR from other directions (such as the ruling by Judge Snow).


Speaking of the Minutemen, how about Chris Simcox getting busted yesterday?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

Only competent police work could answer that, but since Joe decided he and his hand picked team would handle it............we will never know. There are competent officers in MCSO but that probably isn't who Joe picked. If we are lucky, karma would have the same team he had investigating those rapes leading this one

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Flyer9753 


James Saville was an MCSO conceived "threat" after all

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Eleanor_Holguin 


Just look at the James Saville events, where MCSO even staged a "death threat" and had ABC15 there to film the result.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@WhoKnows 100% correctamundo!!!!!!!!! its a spirititual thing. i would explain, but i gotta do something :)

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