Thursday 27 April 2017

Man (52) charged with vandalising Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Barricades surround the location of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star belonging to President Elect Donald Trump along Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles, California, November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Barricades surround the location of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star belonging to President Elect Donald Trump along Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles, California, November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

David Mercer

A man has been charged with vandalising Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

James Otis, 52, is accused of using a pick axe and sledgehammer to smash the star on October 26 - two weeks before Mr Trump won the US presidential election.

Otis allegedly removed a brass medallion from the middle of the star during the attack, prosecutors said.

He is charged with one count of vandalism over $400 and faces up to three years in jail if convicted, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

President-elect Donald Trump
President-elect Donald Trump

Otis is due to appear in court at Foltz Criminal Justice Centre in Los Angeles on Friday, where bail will be recommended at $20,000.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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