Yesterday we learned that the surveillance video tape which allegedly shows Lindsay Lohan stealing a $2,500. necklace had been sold to a media outlet by the owner of the jewelry store … an act which has jeopardized the LA prosecutor’s case against Lindsay for felony grand theft. Today we get to see a few screencaps from that video, courtesy of Entertainment Tonight, and we learn that the video itself will be made available for viewing online at NecklaceVideo.com
ET has obtained exclusive photos of Lindsay Lohan taken from actual surveillance camera footage at the California jewelry store where she allegedly stole a $2,500 necklace. The Hollywood star is clearly visible in the photos, which show her shopping around the store and trying on jewelry pieces. Lohan was charged earlier this month with one count of felony grand theft in connection with the alleged theft. Lohan and her lawyer have maintained the actress is innocent. The day after Lohan was charged in court, she spoke out on her Twitter page, saying: ” fyi- i would never steal, in case people are wondering. I was not raised to lie, cheat, or steal.” The movie star pleaded not guilty to the felony grand theft charge, but Judge Keith Schwartz let Lohan know point blank that if she accepts a plea deal she would be serving jail time.
Of course it’s impossible to tell what exactly is going on in just these 3 screencaps … it does look like Lindsay is putting on the necklace, tho. We’ll have to wait until the actual video is made available to make a better determination but still, even then, we can’t really be sure if any thievery is actually going down. The website NecklaceVideo.com has gone online and it promises to make the video available soon:
There has been a tremendous amount of media speculation about an incident which took place on January 22, 2011 at a Venice, California jewelry store named Kamofie and Company. As a result of the incident, actress Lindsay Lohan has been charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office for alleged felony theft of a diamond necklace. Speculation as to what occurred that day has been the subject of intense rumor in the media and elsewhere. Many individuals want to be able to see the video streams from the jewelry store’s surveillance cameras, and we have obtained the exclusive license for them. The tapes speak for themselves. We plan to release the video streams at this site shortly. Please stay tuned for more information and bookmark this site.
It remains to be seen what the release of this video will mean for Lindsay and any possible jailtime she might face … but it’s totally unsurprising to me that this alleged necklace heist has seemingly turned into a 3-ring circus.