A strange story this morning from the “we couldn’t make this up” file. Various news outlets are reporting that Mean Girls actress Lindsay Lohan, who was in China last week, lost a laptop loaded with naughty pictures while in Shanghai (one report said Beijing) and is offering an unspecified reward for its return. The article cites Lohan’s Twitter feed as saying, “It was great to be in China and I want to thank everyone for their hospitality, however someone has stolen my computer at the airport…”

There’s only one problem: that tweet doesn’t exist, or if it did, it has since been removed. Nor does her Facebook profile mention it, nor does her official site. The Daily Mail indicates the tweet was posted, then taken down. So what happened? Was the laptop found, after Lohan reportedly said she would do “whatever it takes” to get back? Or is LiLo simply hoping that it won’t be found, and that the NSFW photos and private correspondence with Lady Gaga and Woody Allen won’t be revealed?

Whatever happens, if you find the laptop, please let us know first.

Photo: lindsaylohan.com.