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3rd Mar '18 3:17:59 AM jormis29
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* The music videos for "Is Anybody Home?" by OurLadyPeace shows a woman waking up in a suddenly [[GhostCity empty city]]. At one point she goes into a store to buy something. There's nobody at the cash register, and at first she simply leaves the money on the counter... the trope is then subverted in that she changes her mind and takes the money anyway.

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* The music videos for "Is Anybody Home?" by OurLadyPeace Music/OurLadyPeace shows a woman waking up in a suddenly [[GhostCity empty city]]. At one point she goes into a store to buy something. There's nobody at the cash register, and at first she simply leaves the money on the counter... the trope is then subverted in that she changes her mind and takes the money anyway.
22nd Feb '18 3:57:01 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep'', when Shaun and the flock steal human food (as opposed to disguising themselves as humans and buying it), they typically leave behind a hooffull of coins and notes for it, their two prime targets for this being the Pizza Boy and the Ice Cream Man. Notably, they do ''not'' do this when taking the Farmer's food.
16th Jan '18 10:13:01 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Elan does this to get a new lute while fleeing Azure City.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** After escaping the prison where he was being held for his EvilTwin's crimes,
Elan does this to get a new lute while fleeing Azure City.change of clothes. Lacking any money, all he can do is leave a note.


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** He does it again to get a new lute while fleeing Azure City. This time, he leaves some money - even though the city is being ''abandoned.''
30th Oct '17 5:54:21 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/TheExecutioner'': In ''War Against the Mafia'', Mack Bolan starts his crusade against the Mob by breaking into a gun store and taking a large amount of firearms and ammunition. However, he leaves behind enough cash to cover what he took, plus the damage to the store. When interviewed in the newspaper, the proprietor says he doesn't consider this a robbery, but rather a transaction that took place while the store was closed.
24th Sep '17 8:02:47 AM Argon2
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It is not uncommon for the Noble Shoplifter's companions to give him or her a hard time about it, arguing that the former owners are very likely dead and that priority should be given to the living. They may also argue that there is nothing to stop other groups of scavengers from taking the valuables the Noble Shoplifter leaves behind... in fact, a more unscrupulous member of the Noble Shoplifter's own party may find an excuse to backtrack and do exactly that.

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It is 's not uncommon for the Noble Shoplifter's companions to give him or her a hard time about it, arguing that the former owners are very likely dead and that priority should be given to the living. They may also argue that there is nothing to stop other groups of scavengers from taking the valuables the Noble Shoplifter leaves behind... in fact, a more unscrupulous member of the Noble Shoplifter's own party may find an excuse to backtrack and do exactly that.
6th Aug '17 4:26:58 AM isoycrazy
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* After the three runaways from ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou'' swipe a pie left cooling on someone's windowsill, Delmar leaves $5 under a rock on the sill as payment.

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* After the three runaways from ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou'' swipe a pie left cooling on someone's windowsill, Delmar leaves $5 under a rock on the sill as payment.[[note]]$5 in 1937 is about $80 in 2017[[/note]]
18th Jun '17 9:22:01 AM KingLyger
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* In 2013, four football players entered a convenience store in New Jersey that appeared open, when in reality the front door's lock had malfunctioned and the store was closed. After figuring out what was going on, the would-be shoppers left the appropriate amount of money on the front counter for the items they took, even flashing their cash at the security camera to make sure they were caught paying. The owner was so impressed by their honesty that she decided not to press charges, and even rewarded them with gift certificates. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYWUnpl7KeU A news clip of the story can be found here.]]
30th Oct '16 8:48:21 PM AdelePotter
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* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Home}}'', Tip leaves some money on the counter of a store she grabs some food and drink from, despite there being an alien invasion going on, and the shopkeep almost certainly being hundreds of miles away, like the rest of humanity thanks to the invasion.
28th May '16 9:08:03 PM ShadictheHedgehog
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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Ashley needs a soccer ball for reasons, but the shopkeeper is away due to those same reasons. So she complains for a panel about not remembering the local shopping tax before dropping a handful of bills on the counter and running off.
19th Feb '16 6:22:13 AM Austin
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BotsMaster'' episode "Enter the Ninjzz", Blitzy, Cook, and Doc do this while stealing from a supermarket. Unfortunately, when Blitzy opens a register to load the money, she ends up setting off an alarm.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BotsMaster'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBotsMaster'' episode "Enter the Ninjzz", Blitzy, Cook, and Doc do this while stealing from a supermarket. Unfortunately, when Blitzy opens a register to load the money, she ends up setting off an alarm.
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