This is the funniest game/prank/whatever! It's called Urban Tag, and there's really no harm done, but it provides for an afternoon of entertainment.
As a former kleptomaniac [don't judge me, I said former], I absolutely want to try this.
No stealing involved, but everyone totally thinks so!
The down-side: Most malls in this area have a rule that you can't chase someone who stole something. [You didn't hear that from me.]
Oh and big props to homeboy for jumping from escalator to escalator. You're a badass.