Wrong car to siphon gas from

March 18, 2008 5:04:21 AM PDT
Authorities charge a Michigan teenager picked the wrong car to siphon gas from -- an unmarked cruiser.

Monroe County sheriff's deputies were on a stakeout to catch an arsonist.

Detective Thomas Redmond says he watched as the 17-year-old boy walked from his home to Redmond's unmarked car.

Deputies say the teen unscrewed the gas cap and started siphoning fuel.

He tried to make a run for it, but the young man was arrested.

Investigators say he later admitted to setting a total of five fires.