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Michael Lohan arrested again in Tampa, police say tried to get away by jumping from balcony

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Tampa, Florida -- Michael Lohan will be monitored by doctors until at least Friday morning after police say he jumped from a balcony early Thursday, trying to avoid his second arrest in three days.

He said he violated a judge's order because he's "a sucker" and "an idiot."

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Lindsay Lohan's father Michael Lohan was arrested again Thursday morning by Tampa Police after investigators say he contacted his girlfriend Kate Major.

Wednesday, Judge Walter Heinrich told Lohan, "If you even dream about her and you violate my order, you will go to jail." Investigators say he did more than dream.

Lohan had been in front of the judge in Tampa on charges he beat up Major, his on-again, off-again girlfriend. After that warning from the judge, Lohan was released.

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Police say Wednesday afternoon, not long after he was released from jail, Lohan called Major, violating that judge's order and a temporary injunction filed in Sarasota County.

Investigators say while officers were talking with Major at her apartment, Lohan called again. She put him on speakerphone and police listened in.

Police say Lohan seemed to want to work things out with Major.  After five minutes, they told her to hang up the phone. After checking with the State Attorney's Office, Tampa Police decided Lohan had violated the judge's no-contact order.

They went to the Tahitian Inn on S. Dale Mabry Hwy. in South Tampa at around 1 a.m. Thursday to arrest him.

Officers say Lohan spotted them and jumped from a third story balcony to try to get away.

His arrest report states:

"we saw the def fall from a 3rd floor balcony next to the one we were standing on. The def apparently leaped up from his balcony and grabbed a hold of the roof. He then must have scurried across the roof (about 30 feet) until he thought he was hanging over top of the next balcony. The def then let go but missed this balcony. He came crashing down on top of wooden high chairs that were laying on the ground. This fall was 34 feet (measured with laser). The def then hid in some trees directly below where he was apprehended."

TMZ was apparently tipped off about the arrest because a TMZ crew captured video as police pulled Lohan from trees to arrest him.

"I think it's crazy," said hotel owner Joe Pupello, "my family has been here for 60 years. We've had excitement but not quite like this."

Pupello says Lohan enjoyed dinner at the hotel Wednesday night, then sang "American Pie" by Don McLean at karaoke night, before going back to his third floor room.

When police got Lohan to the Orient Road Jail, deputies did not process him in; they think he may have a broken foot.

So, instead of booking him, Tampa Police took him to Tampa General Hospital. Officials say he will be admitted to the hospital overnight for observation, and will not be booked back into jail until at least Friday.

While he was being loaded into a police cruiser to go from the jail to the hospital, Lohan said Major initiated the contact, telling him she was being evicted from her apartment and needed his help.

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"She keeps doing this. She needs help, she calls me, and I'm a sucker. I call back, and I'm an idiot," Lohan said.

"So the problem his hers or yours?" photojournalist Van Williams asked.

"Well, she keeps calling -- she was getting evicted from the apartment -- she called up, and she said she needed help," Lohan answered.

Major could not be reached for comment Thursday, though she told officers she is afraid of what Lohan is capable of doing to her.

This is Lohan's second arrest in three days. After his Tuesday arrest, he told police he moved to Tampa to avoid all of the publicity surrounding his celebrity daughter.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says Lohan will be placed in solitary confinement for his own protection.

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