Red Handed: Doing something reprehensible or showing clear evidence of having done something reprehensible.For short, I like to say - caught in the act. A friend of mine once told his girlfriend that he stopped smoking only to be busted about a week later when she decided to pay him a surprise visit and caught him 'huffing and puffing' on a 'big ganja splif' in his backyard. " Guilty as charged!" What else could he have said? He was caught with his hand in the 'cookie jar'. He was caught 'red-handed'. Have you ever been caught 'in the act' or did this happen to someone you know? Have you ever caught someone red-handed? If so, what happened?