A 15-year-old took a vehicle on a joy ride, picking up three of his friends– or dogs as he liked to call them– along the way.
But the car the teen chose to swipe happened to be a bait car rigged with cameras by the Albuquerque Police Department.
The teen driver’s impressed friend asked him how he got the car.
“I don’t know dog. I saw this car with the keys inside. I opened the door, it was unlocked. I grabbed the keys and was like, this is the car,” the teen says.
But their excitement turned to worry during the 20 minute ride around town.
“Oh my God dog, what if we go to jail for this?! This is grand theft auto dog! We got to bounce if the cops [come,] I’m [expletive] hopping the [expletive] out and running for my life! I’m on [expletive] probation,” one of the passengers says.
The teens then began to formulate a plan to get out of their jam.
“If they start asking, none of us did it,” says one of the passengers.
Another suggested torching the car.
But the plan was short-lived when bright lights appeared in the rear view mirror and a commanding voice ordered the four joyriders to put their hands in the air.
Police did not release the names of the teens. A spokesperson for the Albuquerque Police Department told ABCNews.com they will be charged with auto burglary and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.