My shoulders are cramping: Just arrest me already

Just before 3 a.m. on August 11, a suspected burglar hit a little too close to home. Operator Michael Young received a notification of a sharp banging noise followed by the sound of movement at A-n-T Tire & Wheel, an auto shop located only steps away from our Sonitrol Pacific Portland office. The suspect broke out the front window and the glass door between the shop and the office.

Michael could hear the person rummaging through the shop, but not for long—police arrived only a minute after being dispatched.

Once police were onsite, Michael was able to listen as things got even more interesting. An officer confronted the suspect while he was still inside, and the man quickly surrendered. Seemingly intoxicated, the suspect forgot that part about his “right to remain silent,” and rattled off quite a few complaints. My personal favorite? “Just arrest me already—what are you waiting for?”

Listen to the real audio recording below and decide for yourself which of this guy’s lines are the best. Other great soundbites that didn’t make the cut include “I’ve never done this before in my life” and “Can I sit down?”

After arresting the man, police mentioned that he may have been responsible for break-ins to a couple of nearby cars as well.