Lindsay Lohan was at a NYC club Wednesday night when she ended up socking some chic in the face.
Sources say Lohan was at Club Avenue when she got into some sort of argument with a female patron and it became physical. Lindsay left the club, almost getting away, until cops intercepted the car and made the arrest.
Once cops cuffed her Lindsay just kept saying,
"Are you kidding me, Are you kidding me?"
Then was booked for 3rd degree misdemeanor assault, given an appearance ticket to show up in court in the near future and released several hours after she was taken into custody.
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Some sources say the woman was flirting with a member of the boy band "The Wanted," who Lindsay was hanging out with after the Justin Bieber concert.
But the woman who was punched says Lohan (pictured below) hurled a racial slur at her moments before the brawl ... calling her a "f**king Gypsy."
TMZ spoke with a friend of the victim, Tiffany Mitchell, who is a well-known psychic in the area... who says she approached Lindsay inside the club to offer her a free reading ... but Lohan turned her down saying, "Give me my space."
As she walked away, Tiffany's friend says she heard Lohan call her a "f**king Gypsy" ... and it set her off.
We're told the friend went ballistic -- unloading a bunch of insults back at Lohan ... calling her a "whore" and telling her "Liz & Dick sucked."
At that point, Lohan lost her cool and socked the psychic in the eye ... and all hell broke loose inside the club.
Tiffany's husband said,
"We are not Gypsies. That has nothing to do with our religion ... it was a racist comment."
"Just because your career went down the drain and your new movie sucks, you can't go around beating people up."
As for the connection to Max from "The Wanted" --
We hear Tiffany DID have a convo with the heartthrob earlier in the evening ... but it was just a friendly conversation and Lindsay had nothing to be jealous about.
And as for Lindsay --
When she appeared before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner back in March to end her formal probation relating to two DUI arrests and a necklace theft case, she was warned that if she violates any laws before her informal probation expires in May 2014, she could get 245 days in jail.
So now Lindsay faces 4 charges on both coasts!
Lohan is facing charges related to a crash where she slammed into a tractor-trailer on PCH. Authorities say that she lied to police and told them that her assistant was driving when it was actually LiLo behind the wheel. For that, TMZ reports that the Santa Monica City Attorney filed three charges against her.
Lindsay is being charged with giving false information to an officer (which can be punished by up to 6 months in jail). The second charge is for obstructing or resisting an officer (which can be punished by a year in jail). And finally, she could face reckless driving charges (which can be punished with 90 days in jail).
It looks like Lindsay Lohan is that much closer to having her probation revoked... but will she finally be serving some time in jail?