Model Ireland Baldwin, daughter of Emmy Award-winner Alec Baldwin, says she was accused of being a looter when trying to reach her house in Malibu, one of the areas affected by the wildfires ravaging California.
"Yesterday I spent all day long trying to get back to my place in Malibu to gather a couple of my things before the winds were expected to pick back up," Baldwin, 23, tweeted Sunday. "An officer at a back way entrance to one of the main canyons that take you over to Malibu stopped us and refused to let us in because I don't have my Malibu address on my ID," suggesting the Malibu house may be a second home and not her primary residence. "Not only was he a [expletive], but he had 0 compassion and he literally accused us of being looters and threatened us that we were going to be arrested if we kept giving him trouble," she wrote.
"I understand that he was doing his job," Baldwin said of the officer, whose specific agency she did not identify, "but in times like this when people are losing loved ones and losing their homes, the least you can do is show compassion and be as kind as you can even if you can't help them."
She added that, "So many friends and friends and family of friends are losing everything they own in these fires. My mom and her partner lost their Malibu home in the #Woolseyfire and thankfully, they are both safe," she wrote, referring to her mother, Academy Award-winning actress Kim Basinger. The Woolsey Fire is one of three massive wildfires that have been devastating California since last week.
Those who have lost their homes to the fires include actors Gerard Butler, Liam Hemsworth and Martin Sheen, singers Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and Neil Young, director Scott Derrickson and reality-TV star Camille Grammer.