Lindsay Lohan is responding to allegations that she stole a necklace from a Venice Beach jewelry shop by saying that it was just a simple misunderstanding.
The shop owner contacted police after seeing Lindsay out and about wearing the necklace that had been stolen from her shop earlier that week. The one of a kind piece was apparently one of many that Lindsay tried on while in the shop and is valued at &2,500.
But Lindsay’s lawyer is saying that her client was under the impression the necklace was a loaner, a standard exchange between celebrities and shop owners.
The actress is accused of having walked away with a “one of a kind” necklace from a Venice, Calif., jewelry store on Jan. 22. But before police executed a search warrant on her home, the necklace was surrendered to a local LAPD station.
“Lindsay doesn’t understand how the store can file a police report when they let her borrow the necklace,” said a source close to the actress. “She’s used to getting gifted items that are worth way more than that. And why would she steal a necklace? She has tons of jewelry and doesn’t need anymore.”
Lohan remains on probation and under random drug testing in her ongoing DUI case and faces a Feb. 25 progress review hearing.
The judge who sent Lindsay to rehab said that if she messed up again, she was going to go back to jail. This time for six months. That’s why I want to believe that Lindsay didn’t steal the necklace and the store’s owner is just looking to get a little publicity for her no name jewelry shop.
On the other hand, Lindsay’s known for acting out, and with drugs and alcohol no longer being an option, I can totally see her sticky fingers making a comeback. Sigh.
Do you think Lindsay is guilty of stealing the necklace?