We link to a lot of dumb crook stories here at the Home Front, but this one has it all:

A man in Anchorage, AK, has been arrested and charged with several felonies after his spree of robberies and carjackings went woefully wrong. Police said Benjamin Wallace Rucker, 34, had already committed a number of crimes when he robbed a gas station. The car he was using got stuck in the snow, so he forced a driver out of a Ford Explorer and escaped in that. He wasn't very good at driving a stick shift, however, and the vehicle kept stalling. Finally, he abandoned the Explorer and fled on foot, skillfully leaving a trail of footprints in the snow. To top it off, he also dropped his wallet (complete with ID), and police found it.

Said a police lieutenant: "We would have caught him one way or the other, but (the wallet) just made it so easy."
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