Lindsay Lohan's got some good lawyers and an virtual library of excuses on hand for any occasion. This is an all-timer, but the crazy thing is it may even work.
Accused of grand theft by the owner of Kamofie & Company, from which she allegedly stole expensive jewelry, she's likely to argue that they let her take it.
Don't ask us why she would need to take a necklace "on loan" rather than just paying for it, but the surveillance footage has no audio to disprove this theory.
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In addition to the lack of audio, which makes it a case of her word against the store's, Lindsay has two other factors going for her if she does go this route.
One, the jeweler knew where she lived and how to get in touch with her, yet never contacted her about getting the necklace back before telling the police.
Two, while you can't apply logic to anything related to Lindsay Lohan, wearing a stolen item knowing she'd be photographed is almost beyond belief.
Almost.On the flip side, if they were cool with her taking the thing on loan, why would they call the police and report that it was stolen? Minor detail there, right?
In other Lindsay Lohan necklace caper news less beneficial to the star, sources say she was tipped off after the judge signed a search warrant yesterday.
That's when she had her assistant return the jewelry before her house could be raided. Conveniently, it happened as police were preparing to raid LiLo.
Sources connected with the case tell say they believe someone told Lindsay the warrant was in play. Otherwise, why have her stylist return it right then?
Moreover, why have her return it to the LAPD, not the store?
Looks like Lindsay Lohan tried making a preemptive move, but law enforcement sources say that won't be a factor in deciding whether to prosecute her.
The D.A. is expected to make a decision later this week on whether or not to file criminal charges. There's also the possibility of a probation violation.