Ever get tempted to approach the closest unoccupied police car, get someone to take a picture of you siphoning the vehicle’s gas while making an obscene gesture, and post it on Facebook for all to see? No? Me neither. But one Kentucky man dared to do so. The result? Don’t pass go and head directly to jail.

20-year-old Michael Baker thought it was a good idea to make it look like he was siphoning the fuel from a Jenkins Police Department squad car. Then on top of that he had his girlfriend, Joann Sandelin, take a picture of him giving the finger while kneeling next to a gas can and an open gas tank door.

Once the picture came to the attention of the police, Baker was arrested and spent the night in jail.  He was also charged theft by unlawful tanking. Hope he knows how to explain that one in prison.

When asked about how the ordeal came about by local news station WYMT, Baker and Sandelin said,

“We was just standing there and thought it would be funny to take a picture and then post it on Facebook.”

“Yeah, we’re sorry, but it was just a joke. 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,” Sandelin added.

The moral of the story? Don’t post things on Facebook  about what you’ve and get yourself arrested.


Image from Mashable (courtesy of Michael Baker, Facebook)