Donald Trump Walk of Fame Vandal Arrested
James Otis, the man who destroyed Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star, was arrested for felony vandalism on Thursday. The Los Angeles Police Department took the culprit into custody from his West Hollywood home.
As Gossip Cop reported, Otis destroyed Trump’s Walk of Fame star with a hammer and pickaxe on Hollywood Blvd. Wednesday afternoon while dressed as a city construction worker. The man proudly took credit for demolishing the Republican presidential nominee’s plaque and was even planning to hold a press conference to address the incident. Otis admitted he would turn himself in immediately following his proposed event, but authorities arrested him before he got the chance.
Otis had also previously revealed he initially planned to remove the star, auction it off and donate the proceeds to the women accusing Trump of sexual abuse. However, dislodging the star proved more difficult than anticipated, and he instead wound up scratching off Trump’s name and knocking out the gold emblem at its center.
Shortly after the incident on Wednesday, the president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce, Leron Gubler, released a statement insisting Trump’s star “will be repaired immediately.” He further noted that the organization is “working with the police in regards to this felony and intends to prosecute to the full extent of the law,” and would do so “for any Walk Of Fame star that has been vandalized.”