Stupid, half-baked thief.
He goes to steal, yet he hasn't even mastered a simple survival skill like reversing safely? Lesson: even wrong things must be done right. Train well for your career, whatever it is!
He panicked. What could quickly have got him out of the snow was to cut the wheel to the left, throw the car into reverse (that would get the left front wheel to touch down), stop, cut the wheel to the right, throw the gear shift into D, then drive away like mad. He's lucky they were good people, otherwise angepewa kichapo cha mbwa au apigwe risasi akiendelea kusema ati "I'm sorry Sir!"