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I Have Shoplifted

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    I Know Its Bad

     But sometimes i can't help it. Whenever i have had a really bad day(or week) recently i just get this ovewheling urge. I think its way that i take a little bit of power back into my life. i have little rules that i have set for myself to justify it. 1. Big corporations...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 12, 2008

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    Why I Love Shoplifting From Big Corportations

    Nothing compares to the feeling of elation, of burdens being lifted and constraints escaped, that I feel when I walk out of a store with their products in my pockets. In a world where everything already belongs to someone else, where I am expected to sell away my life at work in...
    AnarchistChick AnarchistChick 13-15, F 7 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    I Need Help.

    I have been shoplifting for about five years now. The most recent was this past Friday. I took some clothing items and several other items from two different stores. I have a wonderful life, beautiful kids, and a great husband. All that somehow seems to not be enough. There is...
    kristin617 kristin617 26-30 1 Response Oct 4, 2013

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    So Not Something I'm Proud of

    I did it as a teenager, but haven't since I was about 16 years old. I never got caught, never got in trouble for it, I just knew it was wrong and stopped.
    SisBoomBah SisBoomBah 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2008

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    Over It.

    In high school, I was vehemently opposed to shoplifting. In fact, when my friend gave me a shoplifted gift at school, I sneaked it into the store on another day and returned it. As I grew older, I started hanging out with a sketchy group, most of which were felons or druggies...
    OfFansAndFlames OfFansAndFlames 22-25 Jan 21, 2012

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    Out Of Need

    I am not making any excuses for what I do ,its wrong and some day I will have to answer for it and I will go quietly when I get caught. Things are pretty ******. I have dental problems ,a lot of work needs doing on my teeth and my old nhs dentist wont see me any more because I...
    sarahbethuk sarahbethuk 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2012

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    Easy.

    Me and my friend used to steal underwear and makeup - I can barely even remember how we did it, but we got alot of it. I think we just shoved it under our clothes and in our bags, or otherwise hid things under clothes and took them into the change rooms so we could take off their...
    esclave esclave 16-18, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2007

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    Always a Thief

    I've been stealing and shoplifting as long as I can remember. Literally, one of my oldest memories is of stealing a bag of black plastic spiders from a grocery store when my mother wouldn't get them for me. I don't know how old I was at the time, but I'm pretty sure it was before...
    Phage Phage 26-30, F 31 Responses Mar 15, 2009

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    epicmonk3ydude epicmonk3ydude 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    Big Game

    I am a shoplifter ,I enter your shop, from the time I walk in to the time I leave I am analyzing your store inch by inch to find out what you have that I want and where I can hide it to take whats not mine. I walk in just like any other shopper, I pended to be buying things ,to...
    sarahbethuk sarahbethuk 26-30, F Apr 11, 2012

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    Today, I met up with a girl

    and we spent the afternoon together. She led me into a store and we shopped, and when we left, she showed me what she had stolen. I hadn't even realized. Afterwards, we began to shoplift things together. If there was a store keeper, I'd distract while she stole. We laughed...
    borderlinesymmetry borderlinesymmetry 13-15, F May 1

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    Accused

    I was at the mall in a jewelry store and this person accused me of shoplifting. They brought me to the back room and said hat I was going to be searched. I argued then someone grabbed my arms and pulled them back. Four times I was punched in my stomach. As I gasp for air they...
    1caitlen 1caitlen 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2013

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    When I Was Still A Little Girl Though

    So when I was younger I thought shoplifting was fun. The feeling I get when I did it and when I didn't get caught was pretty good back then. Sometimes I do it alone and sometimes I do it with my friends. I thought it was pretty funny back then but looking back at it now... lol I...
    amethyst91 amethyst91 18-21, F Aug 16, 2011

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    Survival

    We get told not to steal since we've born. We're told that stealing is one of the worst things you can do, and images of petty thieves left handless in more brutal times come to mind. But what if you have no other choice? Does that make it wrong? I was homeless for quite some...
    cephaloscotti cephaloscotti 26-30, F 1 Response May 14, 2012

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    I got caught shoplifting at target a few days

    ago. I was hired as a seasonal team member. I was caught stealing minor things such as chips and soda and lip gloss everything came to about $100 but I paid it all once I was caught. The police weren't involved and I wasn't banned from the store. I learned my lesson and it was...
    Jenovee32 Jenovee32 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    My Big Life Of Crime

    When I was a young teenager I had quite a racket going on in school.  I wold go to the grocery store and buy packs of gum for 25 or 50 cents depending on the quantity.  I would then sell one piece at 25 cents.  Back then I felt like I was raking in the dough...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 3, 2010

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    Cheap People Go To Jail

    September,29,2013 was not a great day at all . Me and my friend got arrested for shoplifting. It was my first time taking anything from the store, It was two shirt, that i though was too over price. I was so embarrass and ashamed cause i knew that not who i am. i don't know why I...
    fallinginmysecret6991 fallinginmysecret6991 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2013

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    LOLz

    When my friend Andy and I were 12, we got on this kick of stealing from stores. One day we took backpacks to this mall, and he stole like 20 CDs, a bunch of winnie-the-pooh stuff (for me) like 10 pairs of sunglasses from MACYS, a pound of sees candy, and a ton of other stuff...
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 2008

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    I Was A Bad Child :(

    When I was a child I stole a couple packs of pokemon cards. I was at the store with my Dad. I was around 10 at the time. I was supposed to be reading a book for class but instead I shoved packs of pokemon cards between the pages. I walked out the store with them. I don't know why...
    EthrealMask EthrealMask 22-25, M Aug 10, 2012

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    Ended Badly

    Eventually I got caught for it and it didn't go well. It was at K-Mart, and it was embarrassing, costly, and got me in a heap of trouble. There were misdemeanor charges, as I expected, but what shocked me - maybe it shouldn't have that much- was receiving a fine from them. They...
    feelingfoolishlame feelingfoolishlame 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    Well I have done it twice.

    Once when I was seven and I stole tic tacs from the supermarket for some reason. I didn't really realise what I had done. The second time was a few days ago with my friend at the makeup stand in target and we just suddenly started talking about what if we stole something so she...
    chococoa999 chococoa999 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    Ruined My Life

    I don't know what to do anymore, I regret not telling anyone and not returning the items, I seriously just want this all to go away I will NEVER steal again is there any way I can contact rue and just beg for them not to press charges??
    epxo epxo 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2013

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    when i was younger I use to do it all the time

    it was addictive i stole things such as clothes jewelry and always have new stuff, Lucky for me i was never caught which made it more of a rush for me. The more i did it and didnt get caught the more i wanted to do it, I know it wasnt right but i also got a thrill from doing it...
    lauren1086 lauren1086 18-21, F Dec 21, 2013

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    Alarms...

    Thought I had removed all the security tags. The alarms went off, I made sure to look behind me as if I expected someone else to have set it off. Security didn't search me, and let me go with no hassle. Proceeded to have a cigarette and bask in adrenaline and nicotine.
    Sleepwalker Sleepwalker 19-21, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2006

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    ameliaandmore ameliaandmore 16-17, F Jan 14

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    :)

    Yes. I mean who hasn't shoplifted before? I constantly shoplift. It's a thrill, a rush. Plus I devised a plan that has been routinely effective in my various shoplifting endeavors. I have stolen countless items, clothes etc. and things you'd think I'd get caught for or were...
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2013

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    Constantly In My Juvinal Delin...

    Constantly in my juvinal delinquent days ****** kids I tell ya
    tactlessandsarcastic tactlessandsarcastic 21-25, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2007

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    Candy Theif

    When I was a kid around 6 to 8 years old, I used to shoplift candy. xD I even shoplifted a small notebook once, never got caught. I don't do that anymore, of course. It just isn't worth it. ;)
    TheNobody TheNobody 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2011

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    Fighting The Urge

    the first time i ever did it, was when i went into a shop with my cousin, and my brother. they were young teenagers at the time, and we all bought some sweets. as we came out they started taking things out of their shoes and and sleeves. they had taken quite a few things and i...
    jodiegrey jodiegrey 13-15, F Feb 26, 2012

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    I'm the Worst Shoplifter.

    The first time I ever shoplifted anything I got caught. I was just a kid, but getting busted left quite an impression on me. Thus, I managed to avoid doing it again until one day when I tried to steal a book from the junior college library. I swore to myself at the time I was...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 5 Responses Apr 23, 2008

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    Yes When I Was a Younging I We...

    Yes when I was a younging I went to a grocery store in town and stole some make up my bad
    PrincessID PrincessID 21-25, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2007

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    I Was Invincible Until...

    I thought I would never get caught. I knew exactly what I was doing. I made it an art. A lifestyle. Even a school trend...I got my friends into into it! We had a blast! Everything was ours. The best part was running away from security. But then things got out of control. Friends...
    HighEndOfLow HighEndOfLow 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2011

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    Lesson Leaarned

    When I was 13 my mom would drive me to the mall and leave me. I would call her when it was time to leave. On this day I was wearing a knee high skirt. I was in a jewelry store and saw a bracelet I liked but couldn't afford. I took it. As I was leaving this high school boy...
    1stinger 1stinger 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2013

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    I did! I took some lipstick,

    Some grapes from the supermarket, some foundation sticks, umm candy...lots when I was younger. I don't anymore.
    ImAlive3000 ImAlive3000 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Never Gotten Caught

    I've shoplifted tons of times. Sometimes I wasn't even discrete about it, and yet I never got caught. I stole a bag of huge marshmellows by putting them in my book bag, a bottle of soda (the individual kind) by putting it in my hoodie pocket, gum in my shoes and a toy cap-gun in...
    PowerUpGirl260 PowerUpGirl260 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2012

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    About 8 or 9 times. and it never really

    occurred to me that there may be hidden cameras in these shops. only two of these places are 'major' as such (one clothing shop, one supermarket), the rest are shabby vintage warehouse-type shops (hopefully that will make sense) I have always assumed that the security in said...
    lifewithout lifewithout 18-21, F Feb 4

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    Me

    I'm not quite sure where to start but I do know that I need people to talk to about everything that is going on with me right now and try to get some solutions, to everything that is going on.  I know that I need help and am willing to get it from whoever is willing!!!
    stuts69 stuts69 41-45 Feb 3, 2012

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    Today I was with my friend at indigo,

    and they hAd these little packets of chocolates, and I really wanted some, but they were like $10, and I didn't want to spend that. I was discussing this with my friend and she said: I dare you to shoplift those, and I said no way but she convinced me so I picked up a packet and...
    whatever1990 whatever1990 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    Too Expensive.

     I know it's wrong.  I know one day I'm probably going to get caught.  I know I should stop.   
    Seattlegirl Seattlegirl 16-18, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2008

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    It Actually Bcame Quite The...

    It actually bcame quite the bad habbit at one time. Although i do not know why. The last time was slightly over a year ago. islipped a small something into my pocket and over the course of walking around the store ith my then boyfriend he too =k said item and put it into his...
    dotNOTDottie dotNOTDottie 21-25, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2007

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    So Messed Up

    I have been shoplifting for three years now. After much research and experience, I’m at the point where I can easily pick out an lp from the rest of the shoppers. I make that into a game, and challenge myself as to whether I think I can still steal and get away with it at that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 22, 2012

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    Almost Caught!

    Ok so I recently started shoplifting maybe for like 2-3 weeks now. At first it started small with hair serum and I was scared as **** so I left it alone for like a year. Then recently I would make lists of things I really wanted but didn't need and whenever I had the chance Id...
    ttrsecrets ttrsecrets 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2013

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    Pretending To Be A Bonafide Shopper

    I really miss the days when i used to shoplift. They where brought to a sharp end when i was caught. When i was hard up for cash like i am now i would go in to a big giant chainstore and walk out with enough stuff then i would sell the stuff without hours and have nearly $200...
    sarahbethuk sarahbethuk 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2011

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    I Shop Lifted Once Out of Ange...

    I shop lifted once out of anger, I am so honest that one time, not so long ago, I was down hearted because nothing was going right for me, so I thought, dam it, am fed up of neing good all the time, so I went to my super market, and nicked my ink for my printer, when I got home...
    rosygal rosygal 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2007

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    Not A Good Example

    I was looking at plastic kit models of WW2 aircraft in the toyshop in town.  I was 13, wandering around with my 11 year old brother, looking for things to spend our pocket money on.  There were two things I wanted and I only had the money for one.  Hmmm.  What possessed me...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 1 Response Jul 10, 2011

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    I admit it! Candy and a DVD

    and a CD! Only three times in my life!
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Not Proud

    I try and rationalize it in my mind, but I feel so guilty. I usually just take nail polish, cheap jewelry, lipstick and other make-up stuff. My father was a shoplifter too, I suppose that he stole bigger things with more value than my lipstick, but I cannot help but think that I...
    TheRedJester TheRedJester 18-21 3 Responses Mar 15, 2012

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