JENKINS, Ky. (AP) -- There it was on Facebook for all to see -- Michael Baker with a gas can, a siphon hose stuck into a police cruiser and a middle finger raised defiantly.
Among those who saw it were Jenkins Police officials. They arrested 20-year-old Michael Baker on Monday and charged him with theft by unlawful taking.
There wasn't much fuel in the car to siphon and the stunt on Friday was intended as a joke. Baker's girlfriend snapped the photo and posted it.
Police didn't laugh. Chief Allen Bormes said if Baker would steal from police, he'd steal from "just about anybody."
Authorities say they plan to buy lockable gas caps.