A trip to the ice cream store led to a misunderstanding and an apparent altercation for Dina Lohan, the mother of actress Lindsay Lohan, when she tried to buy a cake at the Carvel Ice Cream store in East Meadow Wednesday.
Stopping in at the store on Bellmore Avenue to buy an ice cream cake for her and ex-husband Michael Lohan's son, Cody, for his 14th birthday, Dina Lohan presented a Carvel "75th Anniversary Celebrity Ice Cream Card" - designed after the American Express Black Card and given to 75 celebrities, including Howard Stern and Lindsay Lohan, last year. It entitles the bearer to free Carvel ice cream for 75 years.
"The shop assistant said, 'Do you have ID?' " Dina, 47, told RadarOnline.com. "Next minute he grabbed my arm and took my card and held it hostage and wouldn't give me the cake!"
Because the card, she said, actually belonged to her daughter Ali, 16, events quickly accelerated. "Next minute, four cop cars showed up, there's a police helicopter overhead and this guy makes it seem to the cops that I'm trying to use a stolen credit card - and for what? Over a free ice cream?!"
The Nassau County Police Department's public information office Thursday said the report showed a call made at 5:15 p.m. "She went in there and provided a Carvel card to the employee and there was some type of discrepancy with the card and that was it - nothing criminal," a police spokesman said. "Usually something like that, it probably would have been two [police] cars. I don't see anything [in the report] about a helicopter. The card was returned to her."
Carvel corporate spokeswoman Ashley Swann told Newsday yesterday: "When Dina became upset and rude with the employees who would not meet her demands, the card was confiscated. Ms. Lohan then called local police, who responded and decided to return the card to her with the instruction that she not try to use it again. Carvel regrets this unfortunate situation and apologizes to the Lohan family if they didn't fully understand the rules surrounding our Black Card promotion."
The card, she said was issued to Lindsay, not Ali, and is nontransferable, even to family members.