Solomon Islands police have charged a 17-year-old man for larceny after he tried to sell a stolen computer to the acting Police Commissioner.
Peter Marshall was off-duty on Saturday morning when the man walked up to his parked car and offered to sell him a computer.
Mr Marshall says he thought this strange and took the details of the man.
He he found out later the computer had been reported stolen.
The 17-year old has been granted bail and is expected to appear in the Honiara Magistrates Court in January.