Michael Lohan Leaps From Tree to Flee Police Hours After Release

TAMPA, Fla. (CBS TAMPA) — It only took seven hours — and one tree leap — for Michael Lohan to get arrested again.

Tampa police said Lohan, 51, launched himself into a tree from his third-floor balcony when police came to investigate claims that he violated terms of his release from jail hours before.

Just before 1:00 a.m., Lohan’s girlfriend Kate Major, 28, called police to report he was harassing her with constant phone calls. On Tuesday, Lohan was charged with battering Major, and terms of his release from jail Wednesday included that he stay away.

It didn’t last long. Major put Lohan on speakerphone so officers could listen. Tampa police said in a release that Lohan was threatening to find her.

Once police received a green light to arrest Lindsay Lohan’s father, they drove to the Tahitian Inn where he was staying.

Seeing police, Lohan jumped, injured his foot and gave a hobbled chase. Police said he was then arrested without incident.

He is charged with violating his pretrial release and resisting arrest without violence. He was arrested earlier this week and stands accused of punching Major, smashing her cell phone and threatening to throw her from a fourth-floor balcony.

Tampa police said the argument stemmed from earlier charges when Lohan became violent when Major refused to drop a restraining order in Sarasota County.


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