Submitted by thief in Illegalism (edited )

I'm typing this just as I got home, so this happened a little under an hour ago.

Today I was going to try detagging some items I wanted from my sporting goods store with a stack of magnets I lifted back in December. I literally have not stepped foot in that store since like March of last year, so it's been about, what, ten months since I've been there to lift.

I remember the store having some BB guns that had lanyard tags attached, so I went there to go see if my magnets would work. Unfortunately, when I had arrived to what I thought was the BB gun aisle, which it was ten months ago, it was now the billiards aisle. Huh. Well, I saw some lanyard tags attached to some punching bags in the same aisle.

I found that sort of humorous that they'd bother tagging those because I'm pretty sure anyone would notice if someone was trying to push a six foot, one hundred pound mass of fabric out the door. I didn't get around to trying my magnets on them because there were people near my aisle and I had my eyes on a really thick armored bike lock that I could take use of. I ended up shoving it down my jacket once the coast was clear, and I left the store. Store total: $21.99.

I then walked to a hardware store in my mall because I lost my box cutter that I lifted December too, and box cutters never fail to let me down. I strutted towards the knife aisle, and people around me made me sort of suspicious so I just texted on my phone. Coast was clear, took a box cutter and shoved it in my hoodie pocket. No problem.

I saw they had more neodymium magnets stocked. Do I want to take them? No, I'm sure my stack should suffice, and if it doesn't I'll order a golf detacher because I've been here too often in the past month. Store total: $2.99. Measly, but that's pretty much what I walked into the store for. Not returning for a while, I've been there like 6 times in 30 days, and now I have all I need from them.

Edit: Yeah, this box cutter I lifted let me down though, the safety randomly engages every time you open it. I'm gonna stick with my Milwaukee flip knife.

Not my most interesting story ever, but my first lift of 2019.

Year total so far: $24.98. I didn't need much today.

Thanks for reading.

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tookleptotofunction wrote

I really respect how you usually tend to take just what you came for / need.

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ThinOakSlump wrote

Coast was clear, took a box cutter and shoved it in my hoodie pocket. No problem.

how are you 100% that there were no cameras?

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ThinOakSlump wrote

Coast was clear, took a box cutter and shoved it in my hoodie pocket. No problem.

how are you 100% that there were no cameras?

thanks thief

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thief OP wrote

In that store, there's actually cameras going down every aisle. There's minimal blind spots but cameras aren't monitored at all, so I just turn my back to the camera and shove it in my pocket. I've been there quite a few times.

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DinosaurGroper wrote

L0w3s: doorbells $250x3, lawn mower $400, refrigerator $1200, electrical wire spools $3000

HD: lawn mower $500, power tool combo $400x5

T@rget: xbox accessories $500, 3ds $200, all the gummy worms $50

W@lfart: 55" tv 2x$1500

BBB: queen blanket set with comforter $450, coffee makers 3x$200

Harbor Fright: misc junk $250

Groceries: ~$200

Sears: king mattress (from floor, dont ask how) $2000 Sitting at $14.7k so far. Moving in a month and gotta have that gas money yo...

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thief OP wrote

That's in just this year?

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DinosaurGroper wrote (edited )

since jan 2 2019...so yes. mattress I had a friend we just looked down, did a walkout with mattress. paper plates. 2 blocks away took off papers. sears was empty because a hobo causing a ruckus outside and all the employees went to watch completely ignoring other customers on the way. took a chance. leaving the state in a month, go big or go home its all the same penalty $1000 or $25000

edit: grammar

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ezoz wrote

do you do a lot of walkouts? I feel like that shit would be quite hard to do, how do you get away with it so often?

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DinosaurGroper wrote

to be a gravedigger.....walk out when someone else walks out and dont obviously look for employees but watch where they're looking at. be observant but not obvious.

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NRTHRLVL wrote

How did you get the fridge?

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DinosaurGroper wrote

told them I bought floor model already paid with receipt (flashed a random receipt I found on top in trash bin) and needed help loading it. they asked me if I talked to a manager about transportation. .. said yep. nobody earning $10/hr really cares and didnt follow protocol.

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