Friday, December 12, 2008

It would have been a clean getaway, “If only he hadn't dropped his wallet.”

Don’t know why, but I just love stories about stupid criminals, especially when they happen in Alaska. This one is from today’s Anchorage Daily News:

Benjamin Wallace Rucker nearly made a clean getaway, police say, after city snowplows covered the footprints leading away from the last vehicle stolen during a string of carjackings and robberies Tuesday night.

If only he hadn't dropped his wallet. With his photo ID.

"We would have caught him one way or the other," police Lt. Dave Parker said, "but it just made it so easy."

The series of robberies left a cab driver with slash wounds to his head and hands, a carjacking victim punched in the mouth and a pet dog that was in one of the stolen vehicles temporarily missing, according to police.

Rucker, 34, was arrested Thursday morning on six felony counts of robbery, assault and vehicle theft stemming from two episodes, and he is a suspect in a third. He was booked at the Anchorage jail on $50,000 bail. 

Moral of the story: If you don’t want to get caught, keep your wallet in your pants.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Next week: Vacation!

Check out today's forecast, it actually says "Dull and dreary." Even worse than it being "dull and dreary," we only get about 5 hours of daylight. It feels like nighttime all the time.

We're in need of some serious sunshine, ASAP. Which is why I'm sooooo happy to say that we'll be back in Florida for vacation next Thursday!

I heard there's going to be some kind of cold front coming through down there, but whatever "chilly" temperatures it may bring, they are no comparison to what we've been dealing with lately. Right now, I think I'd be happy with anything above 40.

We're excited to see everyone back home and can't wait to hang out in the sunshine. See you all soon!

Ever wonder what an arctic flamingo looks like?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

If Andrew were a cat...

He'd probably look something like this...