A Patch of Fog
When a guard catches a writer-television host shoplifting, instead of turning him in, he only asks to be a friend, then begins to rule his life.
A university teacher gets caught shoplifting by a security guard, who won’t let him go. He becomes his new best friend and says ‘I won’t call the cops if you come and have a pint with me’. From there a twisted romance of sorts unfolds.