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utimas_1 OP wrote (edited )

It is certainly not worth it for an independent person to steal petty things in the country that I am in... It requires membership of an organised group or gang.

The crooked higher ups in politics & business control all theft here..

I really appreciate ur empathy & concern for me & thank you for the kindness..

Yes...having a police record in this country is a terrible thing...because...any police person having access to my records.. would blackmail me & extort money from me on a regular basis... by threatening to expose my shoplifting to my neighbors and family members

I am not well off..but do not need to do shoplifting to survive...

The beatings I received were 5 strong punches to my back, hard slaps to my face & a 2 inch scratch to the center of my nose.. The beatings were done in front of store mgmt/store staff.

Since I am not incapacitated by the beating..I have taken it in my stride...

Being outed as a shoplifter to my parents would have been toxic to me. I'm a fully grown up guy who lives with parents due to necessity. My father would have loved to use my shoplifting capture as an excuse to throw me out of his house had I been outed to him.

Needless to say, I don't plan to resume shoplifting anytime soon..

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Braindoc75 wrote

Your English is awesome... Could you get a good job as a translator?

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