Lindsay Lohan was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident early this morning after allegedly hitting a pedestrian in Manhattan. Lindsay, of course, denies the allegations and claims she was set up by someone looking to make a quick buck. TMZ says:
Lindsay was pulling in to park her Porsche Cayenne near the Dream Hotel in downtown NYC when — at a very low speed — she allegedly hit the knee of a 30-something year old guy… shortly after midnight.
We’re told one of Lindsay’s passengers in the SUV got out and checked the vehicle for damage, and then LiLo and co. went inside the hotel.
Someone called police while Lindsay was inside … and when she walked out of the hotel around 2:30AM ET, officers arrested her.
Lindsay was taken to the station, fingerprinted, photographed and booked for leaving the scene of an accident and then released with a desk appearance ticket … meaning she did not have to pay bail before release.
We’re told alcohol was not involved [and] the alleged victim was… not knocked down or dragged, and didn’t have any visible injuries.
For what it’s worth, it’s since come to light that the entire incident was caught on the hotel’s surveillance cameras, and it doesn’t show her mowing down any pedestrians. The guy she supposedly hit doesn’t even make contact with the car (no passenger gets out to inspect any damage, either) and then the “injured” man chases after her car in a full-on sprint once he realizes it’s Lindsay Lohan. Pretty hard to do with a knee injury. She might actually be telling the truth after all. Unfortunately, you can only cry wolf so many times before the townsfolk stop believing you and decide to drown you in the town well. Hint, hint.
Get a faux-fur leopard print coat like Lindsay’s from Betsey Johnson instead of stealing it from the coat check at the Chateau Marmont.