July 19, 2018
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Man who allegedly begged Bangor police to arrest him winds up in jail

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A local man who practically begged police to take him to jail got his wish on Monday night, police say.

Brent Sutherland, 52, apparently came to the Bangor police station around 11:40 p.m. and began waving wildly and was hollering for a receptionist, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

“He comes in here screeching and hollering that he was in violation of some law he couldn’t figure out,” the sergeant said.

Sutherland also sent an envelope to Sgt. Dave Bushey admitting he wanted to turn himself in, but Sutherland didn’t have any warrants, according to Edwards.

After Bushey told him to leave, Sutherland began punching the glass in the reception area while begging to be arrested, Edwards said, and Bushey gave him another warning to leave.

Sutherland kept telling the sergeant to arrest him, and Bushey eventually complied and took him to jail, where he was charged with criminal trespass, Edwards said.

Sutherland remained at the jail Tuesday morning.

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