But in this case it's a criminal charge.
Authorities in Bradenton, Florida, accuse Joseph Young of trying to steal bags of frozen shrimp by stuffing them down his pants.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports an off-duty detective spotted the accused shrimp-napper while shopping in a supermarket.
Authorities say the detective confronted Young, who took the shrimp out of his trousers and tried to make a run for it.
The detective tackled the shrimp suspect and held him until patrol deputies arrived.
Young now faces a number of charges, including shoplifting and resisting arrest.