When the "What Would You Do?" camera crew caught up with Stingo outside the store, she said everyone should take action if they see someone stealing.
"We're citizens, so we should care about each other. These are all small businesses trying to make a living," Stingo said. "It's the right thing to do, and children shouldn't be taught to steal."
In an added twist, we decided to substitute Ross, the actress playing the mother, with a "nanny," played by Lorraine Rodriguez. Would more people intervene if they didn't think they were getting in between a parent and child?
Lindsay Klar was the first customer to catch these thieves in the act. At first she just observed as the nanny put clothes into the young girl's backpack. But as they made for the door, she asked them what they thought they were doing.
"I don't know. I feel bad. Obviously it's hard economic times right now. Everybody's doing poorly," Klar said. "I would do it regardless, but it's not fair for other customers and she was with the little girl. It's a terrible example to set for the little girl."
Find out how other store customers reacted by watching ABC's "What Would You Do?" Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 10:30 p.m. ET.