Speaking to "TMZ Live," Anthony Galofaro, the owner of Milano Market, expressed his regret over Friday's incident and offered to "make a donation to a charity of Mr. Whitaker's choice to rectify this wrongdoing."
He said the employee who stopped the actor outside the deli was a "decent man" who was "just doing his job."
"We have a lot of shoplifters here," Galofaro said Monday. "It was very busy. He thought (Whitaker) took something and he wasn't sure."
The worker later apologized, but Galofaro said the man, a longtime employee, is "no longer here with us. … He doesn't want to come here, that's how much hurt he is. …It was a sincere mistake."
Still, Galofaro said he was unsure whether he would take the man back. "My job is to makeRead More »from Whitaker Gets Apology From NY Deli