Arapaio cancels chain gang

Posted: Updated:

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Monday canceled plans to deploy one of his chain gangs at Tuesday's Major League Baseball All-Star game.

The sheriff intended to have three groups of inmates dressed in prison stripes and bright pink shirts working outside chase field to send a message to tourists and fans not to drink and drive.

Now Arpaio claims he wants the focus to be on the game, but will resume the chain gang plans Wednesday.