Amanda Bynes ‘shoplifting drama’


Amanda Bynes has been accused of shoplifting. The troubled actress is said to have been spotted by security guards at Barneys on Madison Avenue in New York City as she left while wearing a R2200 ($200) hat without having paid for it. According to TMZ, security stopped Amanda outside the store and brought her back inside, where witnesses told the outlet the 28-year-old was “acting crazy”.

She reportedly picked up the hat in an attempt to conceal her face and had “no intention” of stealing it

The website reports when four officers from the New York Police Department arrived to question Amanda on the shoplifting charges, the store’s security had already let her go.

A NYPD spokesperson could not immediately comment on the report when contacted by Cover Media.

Amanda reportedly blamed the attention from fans for the alleged incident.

The actress is said to have told security guards she had been attempting to get away from throngs of people who had been “chasing” her inside the store.

She reportedly picked up the hat in an attempt to conceal her face and had “no intention” of stealing it, according to the outlet.

Despite apparently accepting Amanda’s excuse, Barneys bosses allegedly requested the actress sign a “no-trespass agreement” – which forbids her from going back into the store.

A spokesperson for Barneys was not available at press time.

The shoplifting allegations are the latest in a long string of accusations against the troubled former actress. Amanda took to her Twitter page on Tuesday to dismiss some of the claims. Don't believe anything the tabloids are saying about me,” she wrote. “They dislike me for some odd reason & they continue to insult me everyday.  

  “Treat others how you want to be treated. The truth will set you free.”

Amanda also revealed that she was planning to move back to New York for her studies, writing:

“I'm transferring to NYU or Columbia from FIDM [The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising] to study psychology, so you'll see me in New York if you live here but I HATE stalkers!”  

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