June 18th, 2010
04:22 PM ET
In the middle of Lindsay Lohan's SCRAMgate, mom Dina Lohan has been accused of abusing a Carvel Ice Cream black card belonging to her daughters.
To celebrate the chain’s 75th anniversary last year, Carvel issued “black cards” to 75 celebrities, including Lindsay and Ali Lohan. When Mama Lohan went into an East Meadow, New York Carvel store to pick up a cake for her son Cody's birthday, the Carvel employee asked for her I.D. and then confiscated her card.
On their website, Carvel explained that only the individual whose name is on the card can receive the freebies - the card's fine print specifies that the cardholder can receive up to $25 in ice cream products per week - and although Lindsay and Ali are the only two in the Lohan clan issued promotional cards, “their extended family has repeatedly used the card without either present,” according to a statement on the ice cream chain’s site.
“At first,” the statement continued, “we graciously honored their requests while explaining that the Black Card was not a carte blanche for unlimited Carvel Ice Cream for the extended Lohan family and friends. After more than six months of numerous and large orders for ice cream, we finally had to cut off the card and take it back.”
Police ended up trekking over to the East Meadows store to settle the dispute, as Dina was demanding her card - plus her cake - and the store attendant was refusing to give it to her. "...[F]our cop cars showed up, there’s a police helicopter over head and this guy makes it seem to the cops that I’m trying to use a stolen credit card," Dina told RadarOnline.com. "And for what? Over a free ice cream?!”
When the police asked the attendant to give Dina her card back, he eventually agreed to hand it over, but stood his ground on not giving away the requested free ice cream cake.
According to Carvel's statement, the police warned Dina not to use the card again.
The ice cream chain called the incident “an unfortunate situation where certain people feel entitled to use a celebrity’s name for their own purposes.”
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