LOS ANGELES >> Lindsay Lohan’s arrival at the morgue for community service — Take Two — had a better result today as the actress was quickly put to work after showing up early.
News helicopters hovered over the coroner’s facilities and cameras greeted her black sport utility vehicle when Lohan reported for duty, one day after officials turned her away for being 40 minutes late to an orientation session.
Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said Lohan arrived "real early" today, completed her orientation and was put to work before 8 a.m. She had been ordered to report at the coroner’s facilities at 7 a.m., but Lohan’s publicist, Steve Honig, wrote in an email that the actress had been outside for more than an hour before it opened.
Lohan must complete 16 hours of custodial work at the morgue before a Nov. 2 court hearing. She will be expected to mop floors, clean and stock bathrooms, and wash dirty sheets, coroner’s officials have said.
Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner revoked Lohan’s probation during a contentious court hearing Wednesday after the judge learned the "Mean Girls" star had been fired from doing community service at a women’s shelter.
Sautner ordered Lohan to complete 360 hours at the center and 120 hours at the morgue in April as punishment for taking a $2,500 necklace without permission.
Lohan later pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge related to the necklace and served 35 days on house arrest.
It is Lohan’s second time doing service at the morgue — she initially completed a program there after a pair of drunken driving arrests in 2007. She has consistently struggled with completing the terms of her sentence.
Associated Press Writer Jeff Wilson contributed to this report.