Around 5 a.m. today, officers responded to a report that someone broke into a garage, stole ribs from a freezer and fired up an unsuspecting homeowner's barbecue.
The homeowner told police he woke up to see flames near his garage.
Investigators say the flames were coming from a rack of ribs burning on his barbecue.
An 18-year-old was arrested without incident after police said they found him hiding in a nearby yard.
He faces charges including break and enter, theft, possession of stolen property and carrying a concealed weapon.
In a statement, police say the homeowner was able to extinguish the fire — but they describe the meal as "a total loss."
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