A man who was arrested in connection with a string of arson fires across the Los Angeles area reportedly told police officers, “I hate America,” when they put him in handcuffs on Monday. The “person of interest” detained earlier today in Los Angeles’ string of arsons has been arrested in West Hollywood, reports the Los Angeles Times. “I feel very good that we’ve got the right guy,” says LA Police Chief Charlie Beck. He “had the right stuff in his van, and we are very confident we found our man.” Indeed, there have been no new fires since the suspect was detained. Police say that the suspect is a German who was embroiled in a fight with federal immigration authorities.