Essay on Shoplifting

This essay has a total of 667 words and 3 pages.



In the stage of adolescence sometimes there are things that people do that are less than
admirable. In my case I made a mistake that I would later pay the consequences for and
learn from my mistake. It was a beautiful sunny day at the very beginning of my summer
break after my junior year in high school. I had been shopping around the mall with my
best friend on this very hot day, enjoying the cool air conditioning. We were almost done
with our afternoon at the mall when I decided to go in to a department store and look for
a new wallet. I had spent all my money on other things so I figured I would try and steal
the wallet and get out of there. I had stolen a lot of things in the past and I figured I
would have no problem with stealing this very small item. This day was definitely one of
the worst days of my life. Very often mistakes can teach a person a lifelong lesson.

The result of my childish move was a lot worse than I ever expected it to be. I had
gotten out of the store without a problem, but as I was no less than ten feet away a
security officer from the store came to confront me. The first thing that came to my mind
was to run, but then I realized that I would be doing nothing but adding fuel to the fire.
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