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Lindsay Lohan arrives late for community service

The actress is turned away after showing up 40 minutes late for work at the morgue. On Wednesday, a judge had scolded her because she 'blew off' doing 360 hours of community service at a women's center, part of her sentence for shoplifting.

October 21, 2011|By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
  • Lindsay Lohan is handcuffed and jailed after a court hearing on Wednesday determined that she had violated her probation.
Lindsay Lohan is handcuffed and jailed after a court hearing on Wednesday… (Mark Boster / Los Angeles…)

Actress Lindsay Lohan showed up late for her community service at the county morgue Thursday morning and was turned away, coroner's officials said.

Things are not going well for the actress, who received a tongue-lashing a day earlier from L.A. County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner. Lohan was handcuffed and briefly jailed after Sautner found that she had violated her probation and deliberately "blew off" the 360 hours of community service that she had been ordered to complete at the Downtown Women's Center as part of her sentence for shoplifting.

Lohan missed nine appointments and put in just 21 hours, prompting Sautner to order her to immediately begin working at the county morgue. Her attorney, Shawn Holley, said Lohan would begin Thursday.

The actress had arranged to arrive at 8 a.m. for orientation, but did not arrive until 8:40 a.m. when she was turned away and considered a no-show, coroner's officials said.

Lohan told authorities she was late because she did not know where to go. But Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said she has been to the coroner's office before for a program she had to attend after a conviction for drunk driving.

Later, Lohan tweeted an apology: "With all of the stress and pressure from yesterday and today, I've never been so happy to go to therapy!!!! Also, I'm sorry for the confusion that I may of caused to those at the Coroner's office. Won't happen again, now I know where to go! Thank you for your help."

Lohan is required to work 16 hours a week at the morgue in two eight-hour shifts.

Earlier this year, Lohan served 35 days under house detention at her home in Venice, in lieu of a 120-day jail sentence, because her misdemeanor shoplifting conviction was a nonviolent offense.

richard.winton@latimes.com

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