AMERICAN FORK — An 18-year-old man spent Wednesday morning in jail after he told a passing officer about his alleged recent soda heist.

An officer arrived at 345 N. 450 West in American Fork at 1:30 a.m after a witness reported three people trying to break into a vehicle. The officer could not find the people, but found three other male teenagers when he patrolled an adjacent street, according to 4th District Court affidavit.

"They were near the area of the vehicle burglary so I made contact with them," the officer wrote in his report. "After talking with them I found they had no involvement with the vehicle burglary."

But one of the teens — who has no adult criminal history — mentioned to the officer that he had just stolen a six-pack of Pepsi from an unlocked garage in the area, the statement said.

The officer confirmed the young man's confession by checking with the residence's owner, and then booked him for investigation of a felony and two misdemeanors: residential burglary, theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor — he was out past curfew with two of his 17-year-old friends.

The man posted a $5,000 bond and was bailed out of jail 2 1/2 hours later, according to jail documents.