“America’s toughest sherriff” has a message for celebrities visiting Maricopa County for the Superbowl:
Stay out of trouble.
So for the football player who might get into a bar fight or the starlet who might drive drunk, consider yourself warned:
“(They’ll) be treated the same as anyone,” Arpaio said Wednesday. “Let the players know that. And Paris better take a limousine. Somebody better tell her that she is in Maricopa County, not Los Angeles County.
“It’s a tough county to be in if you do something wrong. Especially the way I run the law enforcement.”
If it comes to it, Arpaio says he has a “pair of pink underwear, a bologna sandwich and a spot in a dirty old prison tent for Tom Brady, Eli Manning or, most certainly, Paris Hilton”.
Hmmm, a little googling brought up this interesting newsblurb from May 2007, when she was sentenced to 45 days in an LA jail. It Seems Arpaio has set his sights on Hilton at that time, as well:
…because of some serious overcrowding in Los Angeles jails, she may not have to serve the complete sentence.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he’s spoken to the chief of jails in Los Angeles and offered to house Hilton at Tent City.
“I just made an offer,” Arpaio said. “Instead of reducing her sentence, which I feel is wrong, why not bring her over here? We can incarcerate her here. She can do her time over here.”
And according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s department, the Los Angeles County Sheriff is considering the proposal.
Well, luckily for Paris it never came to pass. But if she’s planning on visiting Phoenix for the Superbowl, she’d better keep her nose clean.
Hat tip: Crime Scene KC