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article imageActor Forest Whitaker frisked for alleged shoplifting at deli

By Sean Fraser     Feb 16, 2013 in Entertainment
New York - A New York deli worker accused the Oscar-winning actor of stealing something from his store Saturday morning, and subjected Whitaker to an in-store pat down.
Forest Whitaker, famous for his roles in Platoon and Last King of Scotland, patronized The Milan Market on Broadway while in New York shooting his new movie, Black Nativity, reports the New York Post. As he prepared to leave, a worker thought he saw Whitaker swipe something.
The worker stopped Whitaker and proceeded to give him a standard pat down in the store in front of customers. The pat down produced no stolen items.
TMZ reported that Whitaker's representative, Jennifer Plante, said that the pat down was "an upsetting incident given the fact that Forest did nothing more than walk into the deli."
Reggie Crupe, Whitaker's driver, said that after the incident, the employee came out to the car and apologized to Whitaker and admitted the security cameras were at a bad angle and prevented him from seeing if he actually took something.
Whitaker, fearing bringing in the authorities would result in the deli worker's firing, simply chastised the worker for his customer service practices and suggested a change.
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