Lindsay Lohan -- Surveillance Tape Backs Her Story

3/1/2011 11:00 AM PST
Lindsay Lohan was in no hurry to leave Kamofie & Company the day she allegedly stole a $2,500 necklace -- in fact, she yakked with the owner for several minutes before leaving the store.

According to sources who have reviewed the tape, Lindsay wore the necklace almost the entire time she was in the store. We're told the surveillance video clearly shows Lindsay trying on the necklace, checking herself out in the mirror, and appearing to ask her friend and the store owner for their opinion (there is no audio on the tape).

We're told Lindsay took off her own necklace to try on the store's necklace.

Lindsay never took the necklace off, according to our sources, and she wore it in plain view for the next 45 minutes while she tried on several rings.

According to our sources, before walking out of the store, Lindsay put her own necklace back on, but it in no way obstructed the store's necklace.

Even better for Lindsay, with the store's necklace in plain view, Lindsay is seen talking to the owner for several minutes before strolling out.

Doesn't sound like the actions of someone that tried to steal a necklace, does it?