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Man Arrested for Allegedly Destroying Donald Trump's Star on Walk of Fame

by Jackie Willis 12:13 PM PDT, October 27, 2016
Playing Man Arrested for Allegedly Destroying Donald Trump's Star on Walk of Fame

Los Angeles police made an arrest early Thursday morning in the vandalism of Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

According to CBS Los Angeles, James Otis told the media that he had planned to turn himself into law enforcement for damaging the symbol after he held a press conference at the scene of the crime, where the star is currently being repaired. However, hours before the event was to occur, police took him into custody.

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Early Wednesday morning, a man reportedly dressed as a construction worker used a sledgehammer and a pickax to vandalize and smash the star on Hollywood Boulevard -- which the former Celebrity Apprentice host received in January 2007.

Otis told Deadline that he had hoped to remove the star and auction it off in an effort to raise money for the women who have accused Trump of sexual abuse. Police estimate the vandalism caused $2,500 in damages, and could be considered a felony offense.

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CBS L.A. confirms that the star is scheduled to be refurbished sometime next week.

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