Comic Book Guy, Ned and Apu begin to bust shoplifters when they start to go bankrupt.
HOmer is shocked when his beer and Kwik-E-Mart food prices jump up by a lot, but it is due to the fact that shoplifting has gone up, driving up merchants prices to break even. Comic Book Guy, Apu and Ned Flanders decide to destroy shoplifting by banding together to deter the crimes. They make it work but then try to destroy Bart but he is cleared cause of the evidence being doctored by Comic Book Guy after realizing that he had warmth and friendship and didn't want it to end.
Meanwhile, in a subplot, Homer drinks so much nickel beer he was named the prime minister of New Zealand.