I don't suggest going back, telling them that you walked out with the plant without paying for it, and then offering to pay for it. While I agree with most of the others that it's not likely the store would make a criminal complaint about it and even if it does, it is unlikely on these facts that the prosecutor would take up the case, there is at least some possibility (small though it is) that those things could happen. If you want to do the right thing in paying for the plant, I suggest you get a money order for the $75 and send it anonymously to the company (and keep a record of the money order). That way you'll not have said anything to store personnel that could potentially be used against you or drawn any attention to yourself at the store over it.
On this occasion Jack I'm going to say you've provided very poor advice.
That's extremely unlikely.
went back payed for it told i was so sorry and really not mean to shplift . END OF STORY . Thank you all for scaring the shit out of me