In a recent development, Lachlan Galbraith of the band Ocean Alley has publicly apologised following an incident of shoplifting in Queenstown. The band, known for hits like “Confidence,” was in town for the Rhythm & Alps festival when the event occurred.
The incident came to light when Queenstown Hunting and Fishing, a local store, posted on Instagram about the theft of a Yeti chug cap. The post, which has since been deleted, playfully remarked on the band’s presence in town and the theft, inviting Lachlan to return the stolen item.
Responding to the situation, the store later updated their Facebook account, noting that Ocean Alley had made contact and resolved the issue amicably.
Lachlan issued a direct apology, stating: “Hey everyone, Lach here. Yesterday in an act of complete foolishness, I stole a drink bottle lid from Queenstown Hunting & Fishing. It is a moment I am not proud of and one that I have deep regret and remorse for. I’ve apologised directly to the team at the store and we’ve rectified the situation. I’m sorry for disappointing our fans, the team at QH&F and of course the band. My actions do not reflect on how we carry ourselves as a band. – Lachlan.”