When Jack Austin got his black Ford Ranger pickup stuck in a muddy field, he tried to get it out.
But not with shovels, or chains. He didn’t call a tow truck or a friend.
Deputies in McLennan County Texas say Jack decided to go another route.
He walked to a nearby farm, stole a backhoe, cut through a fence, and drove it toward his truck. However, the fates weren’t with him. He got the backhoe stuck too.
That's when Austin decided to pour gasoline all over his truck, and set it on fire.
Detective Joseph Scaramucci told the Waco Tribune, “it’s not illegal to light your own truck on fire.”
However, “it is illegal light your truck on fire on someone else’s property.”
Reports say Austin admitted to several officers he was “high on methamphetamine,” during the entire incident.
Cops arrested Jack later that day. He was eventually released on a $75,000 bond.