Police here have arrested a 28-year-old man after he allegedly wrapped a chain around a phone booth and jerked it out of the ground with a pickup truck.

At about 2:15 a.m. Thursday, a police officer noticed a man standing at the rear of a truck. When the man saw the patrol car, he got into the truck and fled, said Detective Sgt. Jim Foster.After a short chase, the man turned off his lights and pulled into an alley. When the officer found him behind a tree, the man said: "You got me. You might as well arrest me," according to Foster.

Police found the post-type phone booth with a chain wrapped around it in the pickup bed.

The value of the phone booth is estimated at $1,000.