Just think about having to watch your son or daughter be led up the steps to your parents house from the back of a cop car and watch your parent's faces when the cop tells them they have to watch their grandkid for a day while they arrest their son for stealing something and trying to sell it. Man, that's enough punishment right there.
Good for the bastard. Didn't something like this happen at Cyclecraft's Long Valley store, too? These thieves certainly are brazen and I hope they throw the book at him -- he didn't steal some bread to feed his family, he stole several thousand dollars from a small business.