ANCHORAGE -

A man wanted on several felony charges, including escape, turned himself in to Alaska State Troopers Friday, citing the National Geographic show about the law enforcement agency as inspiration for his surrender.

Two troopers were approached by a man and a woman in the Anchorage trooper headquarters parking lot near Tudor Road just after 6 p.m. Friday. The man revealed himself to be 49-year-old Brian John Fahey, who had several warrants for his arrest after he escaped a halfway house.

Fahey told the troopers that, after watching the “Alaska State Troopers” show on the National Geographic Channel, he felt “Troopers were more professional and courteous to the people they arrested than other law enforcement personnel he had dealt with,” according to a release from troopers.

Fahey was remanded to the Anchorage Jail following his surrender, and is being held on $20,000 bail. He faces multiple charges, including Forgery in the second degree, Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the fourth, Theft in the second, Felony Escape in the second, three counts Failure to Appear for original charges of Driving With License Revoked, and Probation Violation.