I Have Shoplifted

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 950 People

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses May 1, 2014

    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

    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

    I don't pride myself

    for it, but I do.
    LifeIsAnImposition LifeIsAnImposition
    18-21, F
    Oct 19, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jul 8, 2013

    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

    I admit it! Candy and a DVD

    and a CD! Only three times in my life!
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday
    18-21, F
    Mar 26, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    Dec 21, 2013

    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
    5 Responses Jun 26, 2013

    I was thirteen at the time

    and was with my friends at the mall. I was wearing a nice flannel top, jean short shorts,and cowgirl boots. I wanted these high heels, boots, and dress but I didn't have the money. I stuck them in my bag and was beginning to walk out when a security guard stopped me and asked to...
    elizabethkwilliams elizabethkwilliams
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2007

    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
    3 Responses Nov 5, 2013

    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
    31-35
    1 Response Oct 4, 2013

    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
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 13, 2006

    I'm such a dork. One time I stole a book.

    .. But it was by accident because I was so interested in it that i was blindly following my mom around the store and didn't even notice that I still had the book until we were driving away.
    tiki18 tiki18
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 7, 2015
    epicmonk3ydude epicmonk3ydude
    18-21, M
    Mar 17, 2014

    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

    it makes me feel alive

    but I must stop
    tarjawhore tarjawhore
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 6, 2014

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2008

    I was five. I was a serial gum robber :) Oh,

    those were the days... I swear I was famous for my robberies. I stole about a total of 3 packs! That'll get me famous, right? RIGHT!?
    HELPTAKENhelpused HELPTAKENhelpused
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2015

    I'm not proud of it but a few years ago I did a

    lot of shoplifting. I regret it all because I know some day it'll come back to bite me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 27, 2015

    This took place at a Barnes

    and Noble. I stole small pieces of chocolate that sat on the counter, right in front of the cashier. (I was 7, okay. >->'') I usually wore really long sleeves (I still do, it's cozy), so what I had done was place my hands on the counter by the over-priced treats and just went...
    imaowl imaowl
    18-21, F
    Feb 28

    I went to kholes today

    and I stole some earrings, a shirt, candle and a bag. When I stole these items I removed the tags off everything but the earrings. For the earrings I just took off the thingy it came on and hid them with the rest of my tags in the dressing room. I walked out for 6 seconds and a...
    thatwhitegirl123 thatwhitegirl123
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 10, 2015

    I've been boosting/shoplifting

    for as long as I can remember. I've taken some years off but always came back because of the money which was more than most people make in a year. I've never been caught because of the method I use but I need help quitting. Some people are addicted to drugs/alcohol...
    golfaholic golfaholic
    36-40, M
    Jan 4

    I work in a retail store

    and I shoplift a lot. It's stupid stuff, mainly makeup but my mom has called me out on it. I don't want to be arrested and lose my job. But I also don't want the temptation of it around anymore.
    nanana1996 nanana1996
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2015

    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

    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

    I have shoplifted before I used to do it all

    the time mostly small things but I did steal alcohol and cigarettes before as well I don't do it anymore though
    ashley254 ashley254
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 28, 2015

    What happens if you shoplifted 3 years ago?

    Will they still be building a case on me? I used to have a problem and I became addicted. What stopped me was getting questioned in store one time. I denied it and walked out but they had called security. The security guard never followed me or anything and didn't seem...
    Evaleah7 Evaleah7
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2007

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2014

    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, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    Feb 4, 2014

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2007

    Constantly In My Juvinal Delin...

    Constantly in my juvinal delinquent days ****** kids I tell ya
    tactlessandsarcastic tactlessandsarcastic
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2007

    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
    ameliaandmore ameliaandmore
    18-21, F
    Jan 14, 2014
    Emma0929 Emma0929
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 20

    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
    Jan 23, 2014

    I have always wondered

    if it is wrong or not. The law says yes, but my second sight tells me otherwise as I've never felt bad, which is odd as ordinarily my moral compass points true. Does anyone else justify it by declaring it 'okay' as what is being taken is negligible to large companies? In my...
    trippyfaerie trippyfaerie
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2015

    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

    My Little Shoplifter

    I remember the very first time I shoplifted. I was six years old and my mum took my younger brother and I to a carpet shop, as she was redecorating the house. There was a play area for children there and inside were two little hedgehogs dressed in bonnets and dungarees. I loved...
    Meeoko Meeoko
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 2, 2010

    To be honest, it is something I have done on

    multiple occasions. Out of necessity, not for fun.
    WithClouds WithClouds
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 29

    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
    26-30
    Jan 21, 2012
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