Joe Arpaio’s office released a pair of videos Thursday night that showed the injured Arizona sheriff resting in a hospital bed and responding to a series of questions from a woman off camera.
Arpaio broke his arm earlier in the day when he tripped and fell in Phoenix on his way to lunch. In one of the videos, a slow-speaking Arpaio said the injury was his fault.
“What happened, I blame myself,” Arpaio said. “I fell. And I broke my arm.”
“How’d it feel?” the woman asked.
“Tell you one thing: I wouldn’t recommend that situation to anybody,” Arpaio said.
Asked in the other video when he expected to return to work, Arpaio declined to offer specifics. “I’m not going to say how long I will be out,” Arpaio said. “But I’m never out.”