Lindsay Lohan purchased 36 gourmet cupcakes and burgers to apologise to staff at the Los Angeles County Morgue.
The controversial actress bought the food as a gesture to employees and volunteers at the establishment - where she has been ordered to work for 16 hours per week until her probation hearing on November 2nd - after turning up 20 minutes late on her first day.
But the cakes were turned away from the morgue.
Her representative told TMZ.com: "Lindsay asked her assistant to pick up lunches from the In-And-Out in Huntington Park around 10.30am. Around 11am, her assistant returned with the lunches and brought them into the administrative trailer and set the food on a table for the volunteers to eat on their break.
"Reports that Lindsay had lunches brought in for the other volunteers are completely accurate despite any claims to the contrary.
"Additionally, Lindsay ordered cupcakes for the staff and volunteers. When they were delivered, morgue supervisors would not let them into the building.
"It is unfortunate that Lindsay's well-intentioned actions were not taken in the spirit in which she intended; to say she was sorry for yesterday's misunderstanding."
Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter explained the gesture was "unacceptable", adding: "We're not here to accept food."
Lindsay had her probation revoked in a Los Angeles courtroom yesterday and was led away in handcuffs before posting a US$100,000 (NZ$126,000) bail.
She is due back in court on November 2 and she could face up to 18 months in prison if she is found guilty of violating her probation.
- BANG! Showbiz