Dustin Lance Black Accused Of Shoplifting In Australia

Tom Daley and Dusti n Lance Black enjoying their time in Australia | Instagram

Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black has been accused of shoplifting by staff at a Woolworths grocery store on the Gold Coast in Australia.

Black is down under to support his husband, Tom Daley at the Commonwealth Games.

Tweeting the experience Black wrote: “OMG! Was just stopped and accused of shoplifting @woolworths in the Gold Coast! Then out of countless folks with bags, a search was demanded of mine.

“Thanks for the warm welcome to #AUSTRALIA @woolworths! Respect customers’ privacy much? Shame.”



Black responded to many of his follower’s tweets detailing the event:

“I didn’t know if I should shout or laugh. Was sure I was on candid camera. ”

“treating people as criminals for absolutely no reason & w/ no explanation (even when asked), chasing them down as they leave the store (after having made a purchase) & accusing them of a crime is the norm in AU or just @woolworths?”




When asked by a Twitter user what Woolworths staff think he stole, Black replied saying that when he asked them:

“That’s when they got nervous, started walking in circles, and stopped making eye contact”



After the ordeal, Black left the store with a refund of his purchase and no apology.

“No apology at all. Just an accusatory zombie-like look in their eyes. So I just got a refund for the drink I’d just PURCHASED and went elsewhere. So silly. Tourists be warned!” he wrote.

A Woolworths spokesperson told DNA: Like many retailers, our teams will ask to check customer bags from time to time. We always aim to do this in a respectful way.

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