Don't you think this was probably the work of some high school kids playing a stupid prank?  

And while I don't condone stealing, this could easily have been something I would have been involved in when I was a kid.  (For the record.  I was NEVER the brainchild for such shenanigans... I was simply along for the ride.)

I bet if you're really honest with yourself, you might have done something similar in your time.

What would you do if you found out your kid stole the sheep?  Would you turn them in?  Would you make them sneak the sheep back?  Or would you turn them in anonymously?

On one hand, you might want to teach your kid a lesson.  On the other hand, do you want to make a federal case out of a stupid prank?  I'm so conflicted!  Discuss.