Lohan escapes new criminal charge
Prosecutors declined to press charges against Lindsay Lohan for an alleged theft from a Hollywood Hills home, averting a new court case for the perennially-challenged actress.
Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Deborah L. Kranze said there was not enough evidence to file charges against the 26-year-old star and two other people over the alleged theft of $6 400 in cash and property.
"We do not have sufficient evidence to prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt," she said, also noting that the alleged victims "do not wish to pursue the prosecution of this matter."
The items allegedly stolen included $3 000 in cash, four pairs of sunglasses, an iPod and some keys to two cars and a house, allegedly stolen on August 18.
The prosecutors' decision will be a relief for Lohan, who is starting to put her life back on track after years of legal and other problems.
After a promising early start as a child actress, the star of "The Parent Trap" and "Freaky Friday" became known chiefly as a hell-raising celebrity with substance abuse problems and frequent brushes with the law.
In March, an LA judge formally ended Lohan's probation after a long string of court appearances, but told her to "stop the nightclubbing" and behave more maturely.