I Stole Something From a Store

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    Andronicos

    Andronicos is a grocery store and I picked up this habit somewhere between 5-7th grade. It was all the rage and it was easy we knew exactly which aisle didn't have cameras. I was always a follower and saw that people did it and were having fun so I started doing it. An easy way...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 5, 2011

    I remembered when I turned 6,

    my father forgot it was my birthday as usual since he never cared about me. And I remembered I wanted a tricycle so I remembered taking my father's wallet and heading to the store. I bought a red tricycle and came back home. I remembered my father was standing at the porch with...
    96Samuel96 96Samuel96
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 28, 2014

    Ballet Shoe Bandit

    i am a ballet dancer and i'm 13 years old. i started stealing about 3 years ago and then i stopped for a year. i started again earlier this year i stole all kinds of things like makeup and candy and little things like that. theres a 7 11 right down stairs from my studio so i...
    balletshoebandit balletshoebandit
    13-15
    Oct 25, 2010

    On Accident

    I picked up a bottle of nail polish when I first got into the store and held it in my hand. I did my shopping, checked out and got to the car before I became aware that it was still there.
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 12, 2008

    **** For the Starving Boarding School Boys

      Years ago I spent months on end at my school, when I was about 14 or 15 one of my friends stole **** from the magazine store and sold the $20 mags at $5. Soon a few of us would act as diversions, I would engage the person at the counter in conversation while he grabbed...
    smebro smebro
    22-25, M
    Oct 3, 2007

    Stole

    I've only ever stolen a couple of things, and they were nothing big. They wouldn't have really cost me much to buy them, but it was a rush to steal.
    CreedenceGold CreedenceGold
    22-25, M
    Jun 2, 2011
    cotygal123 cotygal123
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2014

    On Accident

    when i was a kid i accidentally stole nail polish..not sure why.  But my mom made us drive an hour back to that store to return it
    mannequin30 mannequin30
    22-25, F
    Oct 8, 2009

    When I was really little like 4

    or 5 I stole a pack of stickers. That night I felt terrible about it! I prayed and prayed to God to please forgive me for stealing the stickers. I was so afraid of going to hell for that. A few years later I stole candy. What kid hasn't? When I was a teen I stole makeup...
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 28, 2014

    Little Thief

    Yes, I was a little thief probably when i was about 8, I remember the very first thing i stole. It was a glittery pencil from K Mart. haha. Weird that I remember that. And I remember I hid it under my bed and felt such grief about it later. Anyway when I got a little older...
    MissInformed69 MissInformed69
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2010

    Pokemon Cards!!!

    Me and my friend would always steel pokemon cards from target! So fun and hilarious!!! Good times!! HA! Pokemon cards! lol!!
    tomtombear tomtombear
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Aug 30, 2008

    The Great Candy Caper

    I was old enough to know better. I had a buddy who was in a wheelchair. We were out goofing around after school. Our wandering had us ending up at the shopping center near my house. We were in the drug store, I was checking out the toys and magazines, then I found my friend. He...
    blammo blammo
    36-40, M
    Feb 11, 2012

    I went through a short stage

    when I was 15. A packet of millions sweets, a lipsil, and something else I can't remember. It was such a rush when you do it... Like a voice was like, you could totally just take that. Once I accidentally walked out a shop with an expensive foundation and walked back in to put...
    ssssmills ssssmills
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 21, 2014

    Yeah I Did, But Then I Didn't Really...

    This was years ago-back when I was a teen. I was in a conveinance (sp.?) store with a guy. His father owned the store, so he told me to "shoplift" some candy-so I didn't really.
    mistressmonique mistressmonique
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2012

    I stole a bra from a store.

    . I really needed it, aswell. I don't steal more than I need, and I plan on paying for it once I can.
    Firechiic Firechiic
    18-21, F
    Nov 22, 2015

    I "helped"

    We have a store in my small town that is like a small box store, it carries clothes, food, bathroom stuff & hardwear. It's not a very large store, it was actually pretty small. It is a chain store. But, being a small town.. the "beepers" didn't work.. they had no cameras or...
    Aleighsha Aleighsha
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 7, 2010

    WalMart

    I was in the walmart with my girlfriend, and when she was done selecting items, she told me she was going to check out, so i told her id meet her in the jeep. I got several CD's and one DVD into my pockets, and made it very unnoticable that i had anything. I walked to the...
    ocelot06 ocelot06
    18-21
    Jul 21, 2009

    After-dinner Mints

    When I was in the third grade, I went into the little convenience store across from the school and put a bag of after-dinner mints (the soft pastel kind) in my "show-&-tell" brown paperbag (like grocery stores used to give you all the time).  Anyway, the owner...
    7thunders 7thunders
    46-50, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2008

    HELP. I live on my own,

    go to college, and am completely and utterly broke. I've been making enough money to pay bills but it's just been hard but I live above a grocery store and I picked up the habit of stealing dinner when I was starving. Nothing big, just bagels or a sandwich and chips, but I just...
    dontdothatttt dontdothatttt
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Jun 13, 2014

    My Last Time..

    was from Walmart...a lip gloss.shhhhhhhh. dont tell!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses May 18, 2009

    Embarrassed

    I was at spencers and i was really wanting a new vibrator, but i was soo embarrased, the store was full of ppl, so as i walkin bye, i grabbed the closest one and jus slipped it into the bag i had from the other store... then i went and bought a shot glass so i wouldn't feel so...
    iGotMine8 iGotMine8
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 16, 2007

    What I today was just

    so stupid. It was really the lowest **** ever. I stole something from the store and I almost got caught. The guard was calling me and my friend, right after we exited the store, the i just ******* panicked. So I ran as fast i could. I just hope they don't post any images of me...
    randommgirl randommgirl
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 12, 2013

    I Stole Some Foodow

    We (my family and I) were at a function and the food vender forgot to take my money and I purposefully forgot to remind him.  I am older, and know better, but having money problems.  I thought I would be tough and do it anyway, but now I see this man's face in my head...
    leahsodyssey leahsodyssey
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2009

    Bad Sam, Bad!

    I was in a really rotten mood when I went out with my family to Wal-Mart, so I was just walking around all gloomy with the dark cloud above my head, you know, sulking. For no reason, I might add. I must have been PMSing or something. Anyway, I was walking about the...
    Samaya Samaya
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 16, 2007

    I stole an odwalla bar today.

    So insignificant, yet the guilt digs deeper and deeper. Doesn't matter what I stole in the end, it's all the same. I will pay it back this tuesday when it's my turn to cashier there.
    tenaciousabc123 tenaciousabc123
    18-21, M
    Feb 23, 2014

    Now, I'm Inside

    Now, I'm inside, Wanna know why? Stole somethin', From a store, Take my advice, It's not worth the time, Don't do it! Found this group and couldn't resist this thought off the top of my head. I never have, and never will go inside!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Jan 20, 2012

    I cant remember if i've done this already,

    cause i know we were about to do it when very young, but not sure if we actually did it Anyway, i so wanna do this though, anyone in melbourne to give me company? We could even steal from a 7-11, i dont mind :D
    Itsjustsomerandomguy Itsjustsomerandomguy
    26-30, M
    Mar 1, 2014

    The Big Pink Hat!

    I was in California and I was pretty upset. I went into this store and this lady gave me a look like I was going to steal something. So my old attitude said ***** I will show you so I ran outta the store with a big pink fuzzy hat. I ran into the alley to escape only to find out...
    jeanjenny jeanjenny
    31-35, F
    May 27, 2011

    A Good Girl's Bad Habit

    If you take a look at me, you would say, "aww what a cute and innocent looking girl."Which is why my good friends are pretty disappointed when I tell them I occasionally shop lift. I have done it once when I was about ten years old. I am now 15, and I am trying to stop this...
    PurePerfection PurePerfection
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2010

    For the Love of Chocolate!

    Once when I was about 11 I stole a chocolate bar from the local pharmacy. When we left, I felt so guilty that in the car I told my mum who made me take it back and say sorry. The girl at the desk thought it was funny, but I was so embarrassed I wouldn't go in there for months.
    midvacent midvacent
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2007

    Chap Stick.

    I was around the age of ten. I think I sleeved it and left the store with my parents. When I got home, I felt so guilty that I couldn`t even use the stuff. :P
    Cinderelly Cinderelly
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Jan 11, 2008

    Basically, just 9 minutes ago bloody security,

    who was wearing the exact same clothes as others and were also carrying a shopping bag, came up to be at check out, mumbled a few things, flipping some book in my face and said "come with me." We're walking down the isles to the beauty section where I had put back the packaging...
    Puck4Eva Puck4Eva
    16-17, F
    Aug 5, 2015

    So I went to a department store

    and for some reason, I decided to take two rings into the dressing room and steal them. I put them into my shoes and left the tags somewhere random in the store. I didnt get caught but now I'm really worried that they're going to find the tags and then check the tapes and then...
    liljj3643 liljj3643
    18-21, F
    Feb 24, 2014

    Stole

     This summer when i was on vacation and having a VERY bad time, i stole overpriced souvenirs. I couldn't hep myself. I then gave the stuff away once i got back home.  
    Tacit Tacit
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Mar 18, 2008

    ashamed stealer

    I recently stole two items from a small grocery store(homeland) in a small town near my house and I was starving so I decided to steal those little orange penutbuter crackers and thats all until my freind(a girl)ps im a guy) wanted me to get her a candy bar so I did and im 15 so...
    ashamedwalker ashamedwalker
    13-15, M
    Apr 10, 2012

    I did I still feel horrible I'm trying to think

    of a way of returning the items .... If u don't leave then at the counter someone else will steal them! Somehow celebrity incognito style I will return them maybe in the change room .... The guilt isn't worth it , I can see some would become addicted by the "rush" I was feeling...
    Jadewaves Jadewaves
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2014

    And Never Once Got Caught.

    A few years back my best friend and I went on a shoplifting spree for about 3 months.  Clothing, jewelry, DVDs, shoes, purses, anything we could get our hands on.  She was an old pro and taught me the way to get away with EVERYTHING. There was one day we started at...
    TwilightDreamer TwilightDreamer
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Feb 23, 2008

    Forgive Me For I Have Sinned

    When I was younger I used to steal A LOT!!!! In the past I stole CD's, videos, clothes, shoes, chocolates, EVERYTHING!!!! Even when I got caught it didn't stop me!! When I got to about 14 I started to steal alcohol, me and my mates would go round the back of this hotel and...
    AWUK AWUK
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 16, 2007

    hell Yeah, When I Was a Kid...

    hell yeah, when i was a kid i stole loads of things, simply because all my friends did, i got a buzz out of it but hated myself for it afterwards. i also did it when i was homeless then it was simply a need to survive, as i was only 15
    jossiemarie jossiemarie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 22, 2008

    I Love The Self Checkout Lanes

         Ever since i was a teenager I've felt the need to steal from stores, never anything big mind you, just whatever i didn't feel like buying. Usually for these i will use the self checkouts. They hardly pay any attention to you, which makes it really easy to steal anything...
    Peroigrin Peroigrin
    22-25, M
    Jun 18, 2011

    Yes I Did

    And I got caught. I wanted to get my mom a b-day present, but unfortunately, I didn't have the money to afford it. So I tried to steal some jewelry and got caught, I wasn't scared. because I am underage so they didn't press any charges nor did i get arrested or jail time. so I...
    PrincessKitana PrincessKitana
    18-21, F
    Dec 27, 2011

    Surviving

    When I was 10 I started stealing food to feed my brothers
    Ameliaishere Ameliaishere
    18-21, F
    Apr 24, 2013

    From Universal Orlando

    and I'm so scared thy will press charges , I'm a good girl. I'm going to pay them $200 and they said that is it and they aren't pressing charges. I'm so scared what should I do????
    memyselfmaria memyselfmaria
    18-21, F
    Feb 3, 2015

    WalMart

    I was in the walmart with my girlfriend, and when she was done selecting items, she told me she was going to check out, so i told her id meet her in the jeep. I got several CD's and one DVD into my pockets, and made it very unnoticable that i had anything. I walked to the...
    ocelot06 ocelot06
    18-21
    1 Response Jul 21, 2009

    I steal somewhat often from large chains.

    When I was 17/18 I'd steal all the time. I'd walk in a store and fill my bag or backpack with around $40 of merchandise. I had little money so I'd steal from places like Walmart and Target. That's how I'd get hair products, nail polish, makeup etc. Now I still am always low on...
    Hmissel Hmissel
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 11, 2015

    Starburst and Lipgloss.

    This was way back when I was around 14 years old.  My friend and I just wanted to see what it was like.  So we walked into CVS and she took some hair stuff and I took lipgloss and some starbursts.  I never got caught, and only did it that once.  It was...
    Jaggie Jaggie
    22-25
    Oct 3, 2007
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