11/07/2013 19:19 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

LiLo Attempts To Distract From Hit And Run Claims By Accessorising With A Small Child

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As TMZ dusts off its series template for "Lindsay Lohan vehicle-based legal woes" articles and prepares to fill in the blanks with location, date and details of current probation status, LiLo is (probably) doing her best to look responsible and law-abiding for photographers.

What better way to embrace wholesomeness and responsibility than by toting an adorable child around? After all Nicole Richie is now an award-winning accessories designer AND mother of two - pretty conclusive stuff.

Unfortunately our picture service has simply captioned the image "Lindsay Lohan leaving her hotel all smiles" so we have no idea whose child this actually is or whether LiLo is supposed to be carrying him around.

Perhaps he was hanging out in the bathroom and Lindsay mistook him for a complimentary bottle of shampoo or a complimentary shower curtain or something.

SIDENOTE: Small child is doing sterling work distracting attention from a shirt dress which is threatening to expose a little too much (and actually might be just a shirt) and those shudder-worthy boots. His Olympics jacket is a bit last season though.