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AZ Sheriff Arpaio Solicits Votes for 'Mugshot of the Day

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PHOENIX (AP/The Blaze) — The U.S. sheriff known for his tough stance against illegal immigration is inviting Americans to choose the most popular jail booking photos posted on his website.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio allows online users to browse through the photos and then vote on their favorites that will be highlighted on a "Mugshot of the Day" section.

The top picks so far aren't unexpected: They're the most disheveled, unusual looking people among those booked into an Arizona jail.

Arpaio says he hopes the increased Web traffic will highlight the work of his employees.

He also says more crimes may be uncovered if the public can view the photos.  Visitors to the site are greeted with the day's most popular shot.  Users can sort through the mugshot database by crime, picking from a menu ranging from sexual offenses to assault.

The website is www.mcso.org

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