Top bidder gets AZ sheriff's arm sling for $2,600 - Tucson News Now

UPDATE

Top bidder gets AZ sheriff's arm sling for $2,600

Sheriff Joe Arpaio with wife, Ava. (Source: Twitter@Real SheriffJoe) Sheriff Joe Arpaio with wife, Ava. (Source: Twitter@Real SheriffJoe)
Buck Dikes picking up Sheriff Arpaio's sling he bought on eBay. (Source: CBS 5 News) Buck Dikes picking up Sheriff Arpaio's sling he bought on eBay. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Dikes, a police canine trainer from California, also saw the dog treadmills purchased with his proceeds from his eBay purchase.  (Source: CBS 5 News) Dikes, a police canine trainer from California, also saw the dog treadmills purchased with his proceeds from his eBay purchase. (Source: CBS 5 News)
The offering also included several autographed photos of Arpaio in various poses wearing the sling. (Source: CBS 5 News) The offering also included several autographed photos of Arpaio in various poses wearing the sling. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Photo of Arpaio with his sling in the eBay post. (Source: eBay) Photo of Arpaio with his sling in the eBay post. (Source: eBay)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

The man who bought a sling that an Arizona sheriff wore while his broken shoulder was healing picked up his $2,600 purchase Thursday.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio presented Buck Dikes with the sling Thursday morning at the sheriff's MASH unit in the former First Avenue Jail.

The money from Dikes' eBay purchase is going to Arpaio's no-kill animal shelter, MASH, which stands for Marco County Sheriff's Office Animal Safe House. MASH was created to house and care for animals that have been abused or neglected by their caretakers and rescued by the Animal Crimes Investigations Unit.

MCSO said the money was used to buy two dog treadmills to help the dogs in the shelter get exercise during the hot summer months when walking on the pavement can hurt their paws.

Dikes is a police canine trainer from California.

Arpaio announced the auction on the eve of his 81st birthday.

Arpaio tripped and fell on his shoulder Feb. 28 while crossing a street. He said he was on his way to a restaurant to get a quick bowl of soup. The bone broke in two places.    

"I was attacked by the sidewalk," said the self-proclaimed "Toughest Sheriff in America." Arpaio said he came close to hitting his head on a curb, but was fortunate to walk away with no other injuries, besides a few scrapes.

Arpaio spent two days in the hospital. During that time, MCSO released a photo on Twitter of Arpaio and his wife Ava in his hospital room. He then spent two weeks recuperating.

The sheriff ended up wearing the sling for nearly three months.

The sling was on eBay as "Sheriff Joe Arpaio Arm Sling" and Arpaio autographed it for the winning bidder. The offer also included several autographed photos of Arpaio in various poses wearing the sling.

For more information or donations, call Mash at 602-876-1212 or email MASH@mcso.maricopa.gov.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • KOLD Now FeaturingMore>>

  • Sheriff Arpaio injures shoulder in fall

    Sheriff Arpaio injures shoulder in fall

    (Source: Twitter @RealSheriffJoe)(Source: Twitter @RealSheriffJoe)
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was taken to the hospital on Thursday afternoon after a fall. MCSO spokeswoman Lisa Allen said, "The sheriff has a very high shoulder break after tripping on something." Allen
    The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said, "The sheriff has a very high shoulder break after tripping on something."
  • Local newsMore>>

  • Computer problems with death certificate database holding up burials

    Computer problems with death certificate database holding up burials

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 1:07 AM EDT2017-10-18 05:07:56 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The problem is becoming increasingly troubling for some of the smaller funeral homes in Tucson that are running out of refrigeration space. Bring’s Funeral home is currently at capacity, and they worry this has the potential to become a public health crisis. 

    The problem is becoming increasingly troubling for some of the smaller funeral homes in Tucson that are running out of refrigeration space. Bring’s Funeral home is currently at capacity, and they worry this has the potential to become a public health crisis. 

  • Laundry room fire temporarily displaces family of four

    Laundry room fire temporarily displaces family of four

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 12:41 AM EDT2017-10-18 04:41:17 GMT
    Damage from laundry room fire. (Source: Tucson Fire Department)Damage from laundry room fire. (Source: Tucson Fire Department)

    Crews from the Tucson Fire Department responded to a 911 call about a house fire in the 8900 block of East Bears Path Road on the far east side.   

    Crews from the Tucson Fire Department responded to a 911 call about a house fire in the 8900 block of East Bears Path Road on the far east side.   

  • TUSD approves teacher raise

    TUSD approves teacher raise

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 10:37 PM EDT2017-10-18 02:37:46 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The vote was 5 to 0 in favor of the raise.  

    The vote was 5 to 0 in favor of the raise.  

Powered by Frankly