(CNN) – A last-minute trip to Arizona for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ended with an unlikely gift from controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
According to Arpaio's Twitter account, the tough on crime, anti-illegal immigration lightning rod gifted Palin a pair of pink underwear similar to those that inmates at his notorious Phoenix jail are supposedly required to wear.
"I just got done welcoming Sarah Palin to our County. Had a nice chat and gave her a pair of pink underwear," Arpaio tweeted Friday.
Palin arrived in Phoenix on Friday after kicking off a 15-day Tea Party Express tour on Monday to rally Tea Partiers in a final push before the midterm elections. It wraps up in New Hampshire on November 1.
CNN calls to the Arapio and Palin camps went unreturned Saturday.