Gold Coast man Gable Tostee has reportedly been caught in a Tinder date dispute after a woman allegedly became uncomfortable while he was at her home.
Queensland Police told Yahoo News Australia officers were called to a home in the Logan suburb of Yarrabilba, south of Brisbane, about 4.15am on New Year’s Eve.
They received the call in relation to a 33-year-old man being intoxicated and making the woman feel uncomfortable, police said.
However no disturbance or offence was committed, with police locating the man asleep in the home when they arrived.
He was taken to Beenleigh police station where he was collected by a family member.
The Courier Mail reports Mr Tostee was on the date when the woman became fearful due to the amount of alcohol he had consumed and talks about his court trial in 2016 – where he was acquitted of the death of Warriena Wright after they met on Tinder in 2014.
Mr Tostee, who now goes by Eric Thomas, told The Courier Mail the New Year’s Eve incident was a “misunderstanding”.
“She never asked me to leave or anything. She never gave any indication she didn’t want me there. I was literally woken up when the police walked in and she said to me something like: ‘I’ve done some reading on you and you’ve got me on edge’,” he was reported as telling The Courier Mail.
“She’d heard of the story (about the trial and acquittal). I’m not even sure how it came up. I never know if people recognise my face, so it’s hard to tell.
“She didn’t react strangely at the time, I think she was surprised for a second but we just kept talking and fell asleep on the couch together.”
In February last year Mr Tostee reportedly called police on a woman claiming she assaulted him.
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