Joe Arpaio, the former controversial sheriff known as the “toughest sheriff in America,” is in Las Vegas this weekend to accept an award – but he’s been forced to hide just after arriving in Las Vegas.
Targeted because of his view on immigrants, protestors threatened to shut down the event he was attending. Arpaio is supposed to receive the Courage Under Fire Award at a dinner at the Tropicana Saturday night.
However, Chuck Muth, the man holding the event, says that LVMPD told him that they did not want the event on the strip, because of the possibility of violence, and that he was moving the awards ceremony with Arpaio to a secret location.
In a blog post over the weekend, Muth wrote that he’s committed to finding a way, “even if it means renting some tents and holding a BBQ in my own backyard!”
On Monday he said he has a new site, but has no plans to reveal the location.
“We’re not telling anyone where that is,” Muth said.