It’s probably not a good idea to siphon gas from anyone’s car. Not only is it a crime, but it’s also just a crappy thing to do to somebody. But let’s say you’re going to steal some gas. In that case, it’s probably not a good idea to steal it from a police officer. Ok, I understand if you have to steal it from a cop. But if you do, I would strongly advise against putting a photo of the act on Facebook.
20-year-old Michael Baker is facing charges after he stole gas from a Jenkins, Kentucky police car. The evidence for the crime was found on his Facebook page. The official complaint reads as follows:
The above defendant unlawfully: Committed the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking <$500 when he stole gas from a Jenkins City Police Cruiser with the intent to deprive them thereof valued at less than $500. Defendant posted a picture of the theft on Facebook.
And there you have it. Baker told a local news station that it was all just a joke:
“We was just standing there and thought it would be funny to take a picture and then post it on Facebook,” he said. “I mean, if we was going to steal gas, we wouldn’t put it nationwide on Facebook. We don’t steal anyway, but we’re sorry. I got a little bit of gas, I ain’t gonna lie, but not much. I couldn’t get much. I tried, but there wasn’t much in it.”
The photo has been deleted from Facebook, but will live on thanks to some screencaps (as you can see above). But Baker is still talking about the arrest, saying he just got out of jail on Tuesday.