Lindsay Lohan escapes new Hollywood prosecution

Posted at 08/29/2012 8:17 AM | Updated as of 08/29/2012 8:17 AM

LOS ANGELES - Prosecutors declined Tuesday 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.

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