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Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Destroyed By Vandal With Axe

Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Destroyed By Vandal With Axe

The US president's star was shattered to pieces by a protestor using a pickaxe

Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was destroyed overnight by a vandal wielding a pickaxe.

CBS Chicago has reported that the vandal apparently called the police to report the destruction which was reported at about 3:30am.

The tribute to the US president was shattered over a year after it was repaired following an earlier attack, according to the Mirror.

Photos posted online show a pickaxe on the floor next to the star, which was surrounded by chunks of debris from a jagged hole in the ground.

Los Angeles police officers were stood nearby while cleaners swept up the mess caused.

PA

It is being reported that the suspect concealed the pickaxe in a guitar case before smashing the star and running off.

One witness, Patricia Cox, told CBS Chicago: "I just seen a guy going to town on, I guess, the ground or whatever. I didn't know what was going on."

In October 2016, weeks before Trump won the presidential election, a man posing as a construction worker took a sledgehammer and pickaxe to the star.

He broke a few pieces away but most of it was intact, unlike now.

Global News

In 2017, activist James Otis, 53, was spared jail after he pleaded no contest to a felony charge of vandalism with regards to the 2016 attack.

The Express reported that Otis wanted to sell off the pieces of the damaged star to the women who claimed they were sexually assaulted by Trump.

He was sentenced to three years probation, 20 days community service and ordered to pay $4,400 (£3,300) for the damage.

So think of the money it will cost now.

Global News

In the past the star, which is located in the popular tourist spot, has been covered in dog faeces and spat on by passersby angry with the president's policies.

Trump's star is one of more than 2,600 embedded in pavements along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood and it draws more than 10 million visitors a year.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Global News

Topics: News, Donald Trump, Trump, US