Lindsay Lohan claims she's been framed in the theft of $100,000 of watches and sunglasses, telling friends the real culprit is a man claiming to be Suge Knight's son. Problem is ... cops aren't buying what she's selling.
We broke the story ... Lindsay is now officially a suspect in the theft, which occurred at the lavish home of Sam Magid, a good friend of LiLo's.
Magid told cops Monday ... he was in touch with 2 of Lindsay's friends -- one of whom is Andrew Knight -- and they said the night of the theft Lindsay had handed them a bag with 2 or 3 pieces of the stolen items wrapped in her t-shirt. The 2 men returned the items to Magid. Other items were still missing.
Magid also said he was in touch with Lindsay, who told him she had hidden some of the other items around the house because she was afraid they would be stolen by burglars. We're told Magid told cops Lindsay confessed she was on Ambien at the time she hid the jewelry and was hazy about exactly what happened.
Now Lindsay claims Knight is the real culprit, something Knight strongly denies. And apparently cops buy his story, because Lindsay is the target of the investigation.
Magid told cops Lindsay contacted him recently and said, "I'm sorry. Please pray for me."
We're told yesterday Magid gave cops Ziploc bags containing some of the stolen items. In addition to the watches and sunglasses, we're told Tiffany monogrammed silverware was also taken.
Lindsay Lohan Suspect in SECOND Case - Lying to Cops
Lindsay Lohan is a most wanted woman ... because TMZ has learned a SECOND police department wants a chitchat with the actress to determine if she committed a crime by lying to cops.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... Santa Monica police detectives have been trying to get in touch with Lindsay to ask her questions about a car crash last June, when she slammed into a big rig on the Pacific Coast Highway. Sources say Lindsay's lawyer, Shawn Holley, called the station and complained that cops should not be calling Lindsay directly because she has an attorney.
We broke the story ... Lindsay lied to cops when she told them she was NOT the driver, but a passenger. Cops are convinced Lindsay was indeed behind the wheel and are now investigating.
Sources tell us the follow-up questions relate to Lindsay's alleged lying to cops -- which is a crime punishable by 1 year in jail. We're told the case will be referred to prosecutors. It will also be sent to the L.A. City Attorney for a possible probation violation in her necklace conviction.
And, as we first reported yesterday, the LAPD is investigation Lindsay on another front. She's now a suspect in a $100,000 theft of watches and sunglasses at at Hollywood Hills home, and cops want to speak with her STAT. Lindsay's lawyer shut detectives down, saying no way would she cooperate.