Teenager caught in the act by a vending machine

Published: Jun. 25, 2012 at 5:40 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 9, 2012 at 1:45 PM CDT
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Teenager waits with his left arm stuck inside a vending machine while rescue crews work to free him-Stringer-Net Photo

San Diego, Calif. - Talk about getting caught with your hand in the cookie jar! Actually, make that a soda machine.

A 17-year-old is facing criminal charges he was caught with his arm stuck in a vending machine in San Diego.

He didn't get a soda, but he did get stuck.  A passerby saw his predicament and called for help.

Getting him out would not be easy.

The person with the key to the machine wasn't available, so firefighters had to pull out the rotary saw. They sawed and sawed and sawed for about an hour before the teen was free.

While he was free from the machine, he was not free of trouble. Police booked him with petty theft