When I was about four or five, I was at an Albertson’s supermarket with my older brother (13 yrs+). I asked him to buy me a pack of gum, and he refused. So, I slipped it in my pocket.
We didn’t even make it out of the store before he caught me and marched me back to the checkout where he made me confess, apologize and return the stolen gum.
I am now officially glad I didn’t try to pull this stunt at a Chinese grocery in New York where a kind of vigilantism has taken root in order to stop shoplifters.