As Lindsay Lohan appeared in a Beverly Hills courtroom today to be ordered back into drug rehab, word was spreading about Michael Lohan, her father, being the victim of an assault in Santa Monica the night before.
According to Santa Monica Police reports, shortly before 10 p.m. Michael Lohan was getting into his car on the 1600 block of Appian Way on Thursday night when a man a was approached by a yet-to-be identified man.
During the struggle that ensued, the attacker “fell” to the ground, then stood up and fled the scene. Lohan’s father gave chase, but quickly realized he was bleeding from minor lacerations from his neck and forearm. When police arrived he was treated on the scene, said Sgt. Jay Trisler, a spokesman for the Santa Monica Police Department.
SMPD are classifying the crime as an assault with a deadline weapon in an attempted robbery. No arrests have yet been made and no motive has been derived.
Lohan’s father describer the suspect as a white 40- to 50-year-old male, who is 6’ 01” with a medium build, and shoulder length black hair. The suspect was wearing a black beanie or baseball cap, black long sleeve running shirt and black pants. SMPD is requesting help is locating and identifying the suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Maury Sumlin at (310) 458-8437 or Sergeant Robert Almada at (310) 458-8486 or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.
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