A man in Panama City Beach went to jail all because he told another man that he liked his car.

“Hey dude, nice car” — that’s what 37-year-old Jerald Ivan Moore said to a man at a gas station.

The only problem was that the man whose car he was publicly lusting over belonged to an investigator with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. 

The investigator recognized Moore from surveillance video he had been recently examining.

Moore is a suspect in numerous burglaries, and now he’s in jail, all because he commented on the looks of another man’s ride.