Lindsay Lohan Off Hook in Hollywood Hills Theft

Homeowner stops cooperating with probe, say officials
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2012 12:42 AM CDT
Lindsay Lohan Off Hook in Hollywood Hills Theft
Free and clear.   (AP Photo/Starpix, Kristina Bumphrey, file)

Lindsay Lohan will not be prosecuted for a theft at a Hollywood Hills home, reports the Los Angeles Times. But it's not entirely clear if that's because Lohan had nothing to do with the theft, or merely because the homeowner and other witnesses stopped cooperating with police. Sources told TMZ that Lohan and her assistant Gavin Doyle were suspects in the apparent theft of some $100,000 worth of watches and pricey sunglasses from the home of multimillionaire Sam Magid. But prosecutors tell the Times all that was reported to them was a missing $3,000 in cash, four pairs of sunglasses, an iPod and car keys. Magid, who authorities say has a "longstanding relationship" with Lohan, is now refusing to identify any suspects, reports Reuters.

"We do not have sufficient evidence to prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt," Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Deborah L. Kranze wrote in evaluating the case. Magid apparently has a thing for Lohan and texted her after the news broke that "what's mine is yours," reports TMZ. A jewelry theft charge would have been particularly bad news for the troubled 26-year-old actress because she's already on probation in another jewelry theft case. Lohan's spokesman blasted "media outlets quick to point fingers and jump to conclusions without having all the facts." (Read more theft stories.)

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