PHOENIX — Authorities say a Massachusetts man has been indicted for
allegedly making a bomb threat against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Sheriff’s officials say an arrest warrant was issued Monday for 47-year-old
Robert Paul Menard of Fall River.
They say deputies have traveled to the Boston area to track down Menard, who
had not been arrested as of Wednesday night.
A sheriff’s detective says Menard was identified after allegedly leaving a
voicemail on the office’s telephone system recently.
Menard allegedly claimed a bomb was planted at Arpaio’s office in downtown
Phoenix, but a search turned up nothing.
The 81-year-old Arpaio started his sixth consecutive term as sheriff of
Arizona’s most populous county in January.
America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff is known for jailing inmates in
tents and making prisoners wear pink underwear.