Here's a funny video from the hilarious TV show AFV of a kid who accidentally walked out of a restaurant with a cup, and then breaks into tears because he thought he would get in trouble with the restaurant as well as the police. 

In the video the boys mother asks him "What do you want me to do? You stole the cup." and he pleads in tears, "I'm scared! Please! I'm just your little son! I'm your sooooon!"  Reading this seems oh so cruel, but after watching the video it's funny as hell. See for yourself, after all I think the kid learned a lesson by default.

To some this may come across as a bit mean, but I'll guarantee the he will never steal anything, other than someones heart, for the rest of his life.