Things are back to normal at Joe Arpaio's office after a small group of protesters threatened to storm into his office.
The dozen or so people were upset with the Maricopa County Sheriff for accepting private donations, which had been expected to be utilized to help fund his investigation into the president's birth certificate.
Arpaio used taxpayer money to send investigators to Hawaii as part of the probe. He later tried to reimburse the county for a large portion of the trip using the donated funds. County Supervisors refused to accept the cash.
Protests appeared at the sheriff's office demanding to speak to the sheriff about the matter. They say Arpaio has no business accepting private funds for public purposes. The sheriff says it's not uncommon for his department to receive private donations for public use.
The sheriff refused to meet with the protesters who eventually left.