The Block is a Thief!

@theBlock (2707)
United States
November 18, 2016 1:04pm CST
Well, was a thief. When I was 8 years-old a few of the older kids coerced me into stealing a candy bar from the corner store. The other kids got away, but the store owner, who was from the Middle East, easily caught me. He grabbed me by the collar of my shirt and lifted me against the wall, so to be eye to eye with him. What he had said scared me to death. "If you steal again, little boy. I will Hit you.... I will Destroy you...." Okay, I could live with being hit. But destroyed? No way! At least kill me. I never stole again....
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@cindiowens (3937)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
18 Nov 16
I still feel the guilt of stealing a gumball. I wasn't caught, but I nearly choked on it!
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@theBlock (2707)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@cindiowens See-- you were being punished--- lol
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
19 Nov 16
@theBlock Exactly!
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@theBlock (2707)
• United States
19 Nov 16
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• United States
18 Nov 16
You learned your lesson young :)
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@theBlock (2707)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby He would still scare me if I saw him today
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• United States
18 Nov 16
@theBlock Hahaha! Do you still live in the neighborhood?
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@theBlock (2707)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby No. I never want to go back just in case I see him there
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@Shellyann36 (11273)
• United States
18 Nov 16
Well at least you learned your lesson!
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@theBlock (2707)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@Shellyann36 I had to be terrified to learn my lesson--lol
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@Shellyann36 (11273)
• United States
19 Nov 16
@theBlock I have to say you were fortunate. You know in some areas of the Middle East thieves get their hand/hands chopped off when caught stealing. Glad you learned your lesson!
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@theBlock (2707)
• United States
19 Nov 16
@Shellyann36 I know, huh.... I wonder if they did it to little kids
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@louievill (19694)
• Philippines
18 Nov 16
I am wondering what he meant by destroy, probably just an expression from his mother country or wrong English
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@theBlock (2707)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@louievill It was just an exaggeration, but it worked
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@louievill (19694)
• Philippines
18 Nov 16
@theBlock i could just imagine his face and yours when he said it
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@theBlock (2707)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@louievill We can laugh at it now, but not back then
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@Corbin5 (116144)
• United States
18 Nov 16
Those words made you the upstanding man you are today!!!
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@theBlock (2707)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@Corbin5 Maybe all us adults should use those words to kids---Hit you, destroy you! Lol!
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@Corbin5 (116144)
• United States
19 Nov 16
@theBlock Works for me. We have too many pampered "babies" in the world today and those words would do the "babies" some good.
@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
18 Nov 16
Well at least you learned your lesson so it was a good thing!
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@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
18 Nov 16
@theBlock lol see that is all it took..lol
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@sharon6345 (138400)
• United States
18 Nov 16
When I was young I can't recall the age though. I was given a bag and told to put what I like in the bag. I took anything off the racks. I can't even recall what dept I was in. The police caught me. Took me for a ride in the police car. Took me and locked me up in a holding cell. I laughed all the way there not knowing what was going on. They were trying to scare me. Well I am scared. I
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@theBlock (2707)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@sharon6345 I'm glad they were just cops....
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@Freelanzer (9499)
• Canada
22 Dec 16
You learnt a very valuable lesson that day and it probably helped keep you on the straight and narrow all these years
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@theBlock (2707)
• United States
22 Dec 16
@Freelanzer Yes, it did help me keep a straight and narrow path, but with a few twists and turns along the way
@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
3 Dec 16
Experiences gives lessons and makes perfect. You have such an experience in childhood.
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@theBlock (2707)
• United States
3 Dec 16
@shshiju a good lesson learned....
• United States
1 Dec 16
Well, I am glad you got scared out of stealing again, I think I would have been terrified too.
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@theBlock (2707)
• United States
1 Dec 16
@Carmellanirel2 Yeah, but it was a lesson learned---and boy, did I learn
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@bunnybon7 (37406)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Nov 16
i think most of us have had other kids push us into such things. my mom took an extention cord to my legs for stealing some polish with my friends they talked me into. i carried around some cuts from that long enough to learn my lesson. after that though mostly it was ethics and God that kept me from it
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@theBlock (2707)
• United States
28 Nov 16
@bunnbon7 We all go through growing pains and stupid actions, but it's how we learn from these mistakes and live our lives the best we can with integrity instilled in our minds and hearts.
@DianneN (85007)
• United States
22 Nov 16
Well, that certainly taught you a lesson!
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@sol_cee (17409)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
19 Nov 16
Bad boy Timoy.
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@theBlock (2707)
• United States
19 Nov 16
@sol_cee I know, I was a bad boy
• Rochester, New York
18 Nov 16
I had a few friends who tried that on me and I cut it out right there. Stopped talking to them and stuff a few weeks later a rumor went around school that the two of them were busted for shop lifting by the police. To make matters worse, one of the girl's father was a police officer!
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@theBlock (2707)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@LisaSteinmetz Good for you, girl! They deserved to be busted
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@MissNikki (2696)
• Canada
4 Dec 16
Oh wow, sounds like a scary way to learn a lesson! My poor Blocky!