i used to want to confront shoplifters too but now that my job requires me to travel to different stores, some of which are on worse parts of town... i really don't care anymore. yeah, steal beer, kinda stupid, but it's your ass. who cares. if you steal food, especially stuff like sandwiches or something necessary then you probably need it more than anything. not everybody has malicious intent but some people just need help surviving. besides, a civilian guy stealing $10 of food is a lot less of a problem than a corporate pig stealing billions from gen pop. it's why i hate throwing away stales at work and go out of my way to take them with me. our company donates them to the homeless but only if we get it out in time and if we don't i take what i can and give it to people myself.