Caught in the act: Ellen shames audience member for stealing

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To celebrate the 14th season premiere of her daytime talk show, Ellen DeGeneres offered members of her studio audience free stuff before a recent taping. The production crew put up a sign instructing the audience to take one, and only one, item per person and also set up a hidden camera.

And when the the studio cameras rolled, DeGeneres gave kudos to one woman — former child actress Vanessa Lee Chester — for doing exactly as instructed, taking only one item and opting to purchase a second one later. In fact, DeGeneres even gave that second item, a hat, to Chester for free, to honor her honest choice.

However, a woman named Nancy made what can only be described by parents everywhere as “a bad choice.” All of it was caught on video and shown for all to see.

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Uh oh… awkwaaaard.

Nancy confessed she was taking more for her sister who could not attend the taping.

Then DeGeneres punished her before the entire television studio.

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