A California teen got caught with his hand (not in the cookie jar), but a coke machine over the weekend in National City. Lucky for the teen a trolley rider noticed he was trapped by the vending machine and called for help.


Firefighters and other first responders came to the scene, and when then couldn't secure a key to open the machine, they used a rotary saw to cut the lock, as well as other tools, to free the red-faced would-be thief.

It took an hour to get the young man extricated. He did suffer scrapes and soreness, and for his effort got a ride in the back of a police car. The possibility of a petty theft charge looms too.