(Strip Number 4253, Original Publication Date, 30 November 1982)
Panel 1: Lawrence tells Mike, who's just shoved a scarf into his jacket because he told him to, that he's sure that nobody saw him do it.
Panel 2: He then says to walk out of the store like they're reg'lar customers.
Panel 3: For reasons that I can't for the life of me figure out, Lawrence is grinning widely as he tells Mike "You did it! You lifted a nine dollar scarf!!"
Panel 4: Since most of the passers-by are deaf, Lawrence gets to tell him that when Elly sees it on Christmas Day, she'll be surprised.
Summary: Yeah, she'll be surprised! That's because she'll be screaming in rage that her son is a thief...which is probably why Lawrence is doing this. He has nothing better to do with his time than setting up a chump to get pulverized.