Posting A Photo Of That Time You Stole Gas From A Cop Car Is A Bad Idea

Oh, you silly criminals! We don’t really even need to say “alleged” criminal in this case, as a Kentucky man posted a photograph of himself siphoning gasoline from a cop car on Facebook. That’s pretty much an admission that you’re doing something wrong. But hey, innocent until proven guilty.

The Smoking Gun says the alleged perp is facing a misdemeanor charge after police caught wind of his photographic shenanigans on the social network. He was apparently stealing the gas last month from a squad car, and flipped off the camera as his girlfriend snapped a pic to commemorate the event.

Cops got a copy of the photo eventually and arrested the man this week for theft by unlawful taking, according to an arrest warrant, which alleges that he he stole gas from a police cruiser and then “posted a picture of his theft on facebook.”

The photo in question has been removed from his Facebook page, but the man updated his pals yesterday, posting “just got out of jail,” yesterday. He also replied to a friend who hadn’t seen the picture, saying, “yea lol u would just have to seen it it was funny as hell tho.”

Sure was. Have fun with that whole misdemeanor thing!

Facebook Photo Sinks Man Who Stole Police Gas [The Smoking Gun]


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  1. Benny says:

    Teens nowadays are stupid as ever. Partly thanks to social networking.

    • Captain Spock says:

      Yeah, I was pretty stupid as a teenager, but the world at large never found out about it.

  2. LanMan04 says:

    Photoshopped. The shadows are all wrong.


  3. mianne prays her parents outlive the TSA says:

    Dumb da dumb dumb!

  4. Hungry Dog says:

    Ah, stupid people. If he set himself on fire he would have been a Darwin Award contender.

  5. Cat says:

    Consumer connection – if there is one – is tenuous at best. But it’s amusing, and hey, at least it’s not a list.

    • HowardRoarksTSquare says:

      Here – let me help you.

      What’s the craziest thing you’ve taken a photo of.

      Or visit this blog for 8 crazy things people do. Here I’ll list 4

  6. Phil Villakeepinitrreal says:

    This just in: Innocent until proven guilty, with his best friend, not everything is what it seems. There’s currently no proof we know of that he ACTUALLY stole the gas, as opposed to simply putting in the tube and taking a stupid picture that got him in trouble.

    • Captain Spock says:

      No proof now, but Cops have to log gas and mileage usage so they could take the records and figure it out, unless he only took a small amount that would be explained through difference in MPG.

    • GuyGuidoEyesSteveDave‚Ñ¢ says:

      Except, according to the dumass:

      “But Baker told the station he‚Äôs not sorry ‚Äî and he did actually steal.

      “I got a little bit of gas,” he told WYMT. “I ain’t gonna lie, but not much. I couldn’t get much. I tried, but there wasn’t much in it.”

    • XianZomby says:

      If the cops can’t prove gas was stolen, but the town simpleton can show the gas cap was off, and the tube was already in the car when he showed up at the scene, and he simply posed for a picture beside what was already in progress, then he may have a defense.

      Otherwise, this picture proves he tampered with a police car. That’s a crime.

      • Phil Villakeepinitrreal says:

        It may or may not be a crime, depending on how you argue tampering – and remember that the legal argument may or may not have any connection with what you or I would call obvious tampering. But that is not the crime he is accused of, and generally speaking, the police don’t charge you with something and then keep throwing shit at the wall to see what sticks if the charge doesn’t pan out.

  7. dwtomek says:

    What a dough head. Had he not admitted it he could have at least tried to claim that he was just posing for a picture, not actually partaking in the criminal behavior.

  8. BlueHighlighterNextToACoozie says:

    First clue that he is not the brightest bulb is the size of the hose he is using. That jug is a 45 minute fill.

    • GuyGuidoEyesSteveDave‚Ñ¢ says:

      Actually, many gas tanks require you to use a thin hose because they put screens in the filler tube to stop large bore hoses. Or so I heard.

  9. Cat says:

    “Hey kid, what are you going to put on your resume – dumbass?” ~ Red Forman

  10. Tunnen says:

    We have another local idiot that posted a video of his motorbike ride on YouTube. He was doing about 299 km/h (186 mph) and weaving in and out of traffic. The RCMP is currently trying to locate him.

    I find it funny that people are stupid enough to record evidence of themselves breaking laws. From the idiots in the riots, to the guys that record their curb stomping, to the morons posting dangerous driving or other reckless behavior on YouTube. It’s all just going to come back and bite you in the ass.

  11. Mrs. w/1 child says:

    As I get older, I realize that jail time is a good way to reduce the fertility of geniuses like this one. Jail time may be the only thing preventing the scenario in Idiocracy from happening faster than it is.

  12. Fumanchu says:

    Unless it actually shows the gas flowing from the car into the can, he could argue that it was a protest of whatever and probably wouldn’t even get convicted of anything. Maybe tampering with public property (is that even a crime?) or something like that. It would be community service at most.

    • GuyGuidoEyesSteveDave‚Ñ¢ says:


      • dchs says:

        If he admitted to it. Wouldn’t that automatically activate the You can’t incriminate yourself right. Or is that just in Canada

        • Anathema777 says:

          No, the law is that you don’t HAVE to incriminate yourself. You can if you want/if you’re an idiot. He had the right to refuse to answer any questions because they might have incriminated him. He didn’t do so.

  13. AllanG54 says:

    I wonder what Tanya Harding is going to say about this on “World’s Dumbest…”

    • Anathema777 says:

      “I mean ‘helloooooo. You don’t steal stuff from. A cop.” And then the other commenters will roll their eyes.

  14. nishioka says:

    Straighten your hat, dipshit.


  15. Gman says:

    Pic or it didn’t happ….oh wait.

  16. CommonSense(ಠ_ಠ) says:

    Why would he take the picture down? That ruins the whole point of the joke.
    Also how can they prove theft, 1 stationary picture pretending to siphon gas is not evidence to convict for siphoning gas.

    • Kaleey says:

      He admitted it on the news. If he’d kept his mouth shut, he may have had a prayer. Only in Kentucky do they raise these morons. I’m a little depressed to live across the river from them.

      • erin_w (formerly femme_dork) says:

        Yes, because that magical border is the only thing keeping the dumb out.

        I grew up in that state, too, and we have our own share of morons.

  17. gman863 says:

    It happened in a small town in Kentucky. Further evidence of why close relatives should not marry and produce offspring.

  18. CalicoGal says:

    “u would just have to seen it it was funny as hell tho”

    Oh dear dog. I am so glad that my friends are intelligent and educated so that I NEVER have to see this garbage on my Facebook wall.

  19. dolemite says:

    “”yea lol u would just have to seen it it was funny as hell tho.” Yeah…Seinfeld or 30 Rock is funny as hell. Siphoning gas while giving the finger? Ranks below a loud fart on the humor scale.

  20. Bladerunner says:

    Lol @ “theft by unlawful taking”…

    This just in, a man has been convicted of “murder by unlawful killing”, and another man has been arrested on charges of “tresspassing by unlawful presence on private property”.

  21. BooCackles says:

    Cornholio has to steal gas so he can get tp for his bunghole…

  22. dush says:

    unlawful taking
    Love it.

  23. HogwartsProfessor says:

    Idiocracy. There’s a picture of it.

  24. Rena says:

    > as his girlfriend snapped a pic
    > his girlfriend snapped a pic
    > his girlfriend

    Someone this dumb has a girlfriend. I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.

  25. Rena says:

    Also, I’d have expected police cars to have locking gas caps.

  26. wrbwrx says:

    Is there a such thing as “Theft by Lawful Taking”? Theft by unlawful taking sounds redundant.

  27. DragonThermo says:

    Looking at the other photos on the guy’s FB page, I think I can safely say he is a total major-league d-bag. He doesn’t look like the kind of individual who has been imbued with “common sense”. I don’t think he has to worry about his misdemeanor rap keeping him out of any top colleges or well-paying jobs. Those things were clearly out of his reach to begin with.

  28. akede2001 says:

    So… I’m pretty sure it’s because there are different methods and degrees of theft depending on where you live.

    theft by force
    theft by deceit

    Theft by unlawful taking being the version of no persons around directly affected, such as in the event of running into a store, taking a bunch of stuff, and running out. Or armed robbery, etc.